Acute Rehab Center at Providence Little Company of Mary San Pedro rated in top 1 percent in the nation

February 26, 2016

The acute rehabilitation program at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro has been rated among the top 1 percent in the nation for successful patient outcomes.

The program helps patients achieve the highest quality of life possible after significant illnesses or injuries. Patients who have suffered stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple trauma, amputation, or have neurological or orthopedic illnesses often require rehabilitative care before they are discharged from the hospital. Most recently, some patients recovering from complex liver transplant surgeries at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center undergo continuing rehabilitative treatment at Providence Little Company of Mary San Pedro.

The evaluation of 782 acute rehabilitation programs nationwide was conducted by the Uniform Data System-Medical Rehabilitation, which maintains the world’s largest database for medical rehabilitation outcomes. Results were posted online Saturday placing the San Pedro program in the 99th percentile.

“Our caregivers are dedicated and devoted to helping improve our patients’ functional abilities through quality rehab nursing care, highly trained physical, occupational and speech therapies and heavy doses of compassion,” said Mary Kingston, the hospital’s chief executive. “The inpatient rehabilitation program is focused on helping patients overcome serious injuries and regain important functions, providing compassionate care for patients debilitated by illness and cheering them on as they leave the hospital, returning to their homes and communities.”

Last year, Providence Health & Services entered a partnership to provide UCLA liver transplant patients with the intense physical and occupational therapy often needed before discharge. UCLA is renowned for its transplant program; Providence Little Company of Mary San Pedro for its rehabilitation expertise.