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Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Top-Ranked in the Nation by U.S. News

Kessler Named Among America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation is again ranked as one of the top three rehabilitation hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report and is the only facility of its kind in New Jersey to be named to the prestigious "Best Hospitals" list. This marks the 24th consecutive year that Kessler has been listed among the nation's leading rehabilitation hospitals in the annual independent U.S. News survey.

"We are honored that Kessler continues to be recognized as one of the very best rehabilitation hospitals in the country and the leading hospital of its kind in the Northeast," said Sue Kida, President, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. "This truly reflects our unwavering commitment to providing the quality care and advanced treatment that enable individuals with catastrophic injuries and illnesses to rebuild their lives. We are proud of our more than 2,000 Kessler employees and the work they do each day, but prouder still of our patients whose progress is the real measure of our success."

According to U.S. News, the annual rankings recognize hospitals that excel in the treatment of individuals with complex medical needs and help guide patients to those hospitals that deliver outstanding care. "U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide," said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of."

Kessler's Chief Medical Officer Bruce M. Gans, M.D. added that, "To be ranked third among the more than 1,100 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and units in the country is important acknowledgement of Kessler's leadership not only in patient care, but in research, education and advocacy initiatives."

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation is one of only eight federally-designated Model Systems in the nation for the treatment and research of both traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, a distinction it shares with the Kessler Foundation. The hospital provides that same comprehensive level of care to address the complex needs of individuals with stroke, neurological diseases, amputation, orthopedic conditions, cancer and cardiac recovery.

Kessler Institute has three hospital campuses in West Orange, Saddle Brook and Chester, NJ, and more than 95 outpatient Kessler Rehabilitation Center locations throughout the state.

The annual U.S. News Rehabilitation Hospitals list is based on an independent survey of randomly-selected board-certified physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation medicine who were asked to name the hospitals that provide the best care to patients with serious or complicated conditions, regardless of location or expense.


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