Nationally Recognized Programs

Four years in a row, our patient care efforts at Weslaco Regional Rehabilitation Hospital have earned us national recognition as a healthcare leader, meaning that we provide the highest level of available care to our patients in our own community. We consider it a privilege to be able to offer high-level care and are honored to be a vital part of the community we serve.

Our nationally recognized programs include:

Top 10% in United States for Rehabilitative Care – It Matters!

Weslaco Regional Rehabilitation Hospital ranked in the top 10 percent of inpatient rehabilitation facilities in the United States, 4 years in a row.

The ranking is by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR), a not-for-profit corporation that was developed with support from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation research, a component of the U.S. Department of Education.

The UDSMR ranks rehabilitation facilities based upon care that is:

  1. Patient-Centered
  2. Effective
  3. Efficient
  4. Timely

This means that through services at Weslaco Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, our patients are receiving the highest level of rehabilitative care available – without having to leave the area.

UDSMR, which administers the world’s largest medical rehabilitation database, provides common language and measurement tools to monitor patient results.

Through UDSMR, our hospital collaborates with peers throughout the United States to share information and establish best practices for patients. This helps us elevate rehabilitative care for everyone across the United States.

National Certification in Stroke Rehabilitation

Weslaco Regional Rehabilitation Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s national disease-specific certification in stroke rehabilitation. This means the hospital is providing the highest level of stroke care available in the nation to its patients. 

Certification is voluntary and given after a rigorous on-site review of the hospital’s practices, programs, and outcomes in treating stroke patients. It is available only to acute care hospitals that are accredited by The Joint Commission.

To get the most successful results for our patients, the hospital promotes family involvement, and follows best practices and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, resulting in:

  • Providing quicker recovery times for patients
  • Allowing more patients to discharge home
  • Helping patients obtain more physical and cognitive independence

At the hospital, an interdisciplinary healthcare team works with patients and their family members to create individualized treatment plans so the patients can progress at their own ability levels. The rehabilitation team includes specially trained physicians, nurses, case managers, and occupational, speech, and physical therapists – among other medical professionals. Patients receive 24-rehabilitative nursing care and daily physician management.

All patients have access to private patient rooms and well-equipped therapy areas, including a 2,400-square-foot therapy gym, a daily living suite, and a transitional suite to allow patients to practice at-home activities while still under the supervision of a healthcare professional. In addition, the hospital offers home evaluations to identify any necessary modifications that may need to be made to a patient’s house before leaving the hospital to ensure a safer return home.

Amputee Rehabilitation Certification

Weslaco Regional Rehabilitation Hospital is recognized nationally for developing better results for amputee patients. The hospital earned The Joint Commission’s disease-specific certification for Amputee Rehabilitation after a rigorous on-site review of the hospital’s compliance with national standards, clinical guidelines, and outcomes of care.

Amputation is when all or part of an arm or leg is removed surgically to treat an injury, disease or infection. After an amputation, an individual can face a difficult period of physical and emotional recovery. Rehabilitation following an amputation can enhance a patient’s recovery process and minimize functional disability. The goal is to help our patients reach the highest level of independence possible following an amputation so they can enjoy the highest quality of life possible.

Certification through The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Program is voluntary.