St. Mary’s awarded on Newsweek’s America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers 2023 list

September 18, 2023

The Center for Rehabilitative Medicine (Inpatient Rehab) at St. Mary’s Hospital has been recognized on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers 2023. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on Aug. 23, and can currently be viewed on Newsweek’s website.

The America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers 2023 list highlights top physical rehabilitation centers from all U.S. states. The nation’s top inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) were identified based on the following data sources:

  • National Online Survey: Thousands of medical experts (physicians, therapists, medical doctors, administration and staff working in physical rehabilitation facilities) were invited to an online peer-to-peer survey.
  • Quality Score: Participants were asked to rank the quality of care, quality of service, quality of follow-up care, and accommodations and amenities. Data published by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) was taken into consideration.
  • Accreditation: Data on physical rehabilitation centers provided by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) were taken into consideration.


St. Mary’s Center for Rehabilitative Medicine helps patients with major disabling conditions such as stroke or multiple trauma return to active living. In addition to 24/7 physician-directed nursing care, patients receive at least three hours a day of physical therapy, occupational therapy and/or speech-language pathology services.

“St. Mary’s is proud to be recognized on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers 2023,” said Stonish Pierce, Trinity Health Georgia President and CEO, which includes St. Mary’s Health Care System. “We are even more proud that our center was ranked among the top 5 in the state. More than 84 percent of our patients are able to return to a community setting, which is well above the national average for facilities of this kind. This award recognizes the incredible expertise, commitment and skill demonstrated by our Inpatient Rehab team.”

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