How does LLUMC East Campus Rehabilitation compare to other rehabilitation hospitals?

 

At the Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) East Campus Hospital we continuously review the quality of our programs. It is important that LLUMC East Campus Rehabilitation compares our patient outcomes, or patient scores, to other rehabilitation facilities. We do this to ensure the care we provide meets or exceeds national benchmarks and goals for providing excellent rehabilitation health care.

LLUMC East Campus Rehabilitation is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF is an outside agency that reviews our rehabilitation programs based on a set of established standards.

Percentage of patients discharged to the community: One indicator that is important for rehabilitation facilities to measure is the percentage of patients that are discharged to the community, or to their homes. Patients who are not discharged home are typically transferred to another care facility, such as a skilled nursing facility or to an acute care setting. LLUMC East Campus Rehabilitation care discharges more people to their homes than the national average for rehabilitation care facilities.

How do we know a patient in rehabilitation is improving? When a patient is in the hospital for rehabilitation, the hospital staff measures the patient's improvement and progress. This is because certain injuries to the body or disease affect a patient's ability to move or function and the rehabilitation team needs a way to measure improvement.

At LLUMC Rehabilitation, we use the FIM™ score system. A FIM™ score measure functional status. The score is calculated based on 18 activities a patient is asked to do. Patients perform the 18 activities when they first come to the hospital and do the same 18 activities when they are discharged from the hospital. The patients receive up to seven points for each of the 18 activities. A person with no impairment would score 126 points. However, a patient with the impairment would score lower when they first begin rehabilitation and would be expected to earn a higher score when they are finished. With the FIM™ score, the higher the score after rehabilitation, the more independent a patient becomes. For both adult and adolescent rehabilitation, our patients consistently experience a higher level of functional improvement than the national average.

Patient Satisfaction with Treatment in LLUMC East Campus Rehabilitation Programs: The quality of our continuum of rehabilitation care is represented by our overall patient satisfaction scores. Patient satisfaction scores are measured by independent organizations for objectivity. Our patient satisfaction scores reveal that patients who come to LLUMC East Campus Rehabilitation for care rate East Campus Rehabilitation care higher in satisfaction than the national average for rehabilitation care.

At LLUMC EC Rehabilitation, the rehabilitation team continually reviews certain metrics to ensure we are providing the best care for patients. If you require additional information or have questions about our care, please call (909) 558-4229.

 

Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus Population of Rehabilitation from January to December 2012:

Program

Adults

(Age 21+)

 Adolescents

(Ages 14-20)

Stroke

218

1

Traumatic Brain Injury

35

10

Non Traumatic Brain Injury

83

7

Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

6

9

Non Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

47

2

Amputations

24

1

Other General Rehab

318

10

Total Number of Patients

731

40

 

Number of Persons who Achieved Predicted Outcomes:

 Adults

 Adolescents

549

39

 

Average Length of Stay

 Adults

 Adolescents

 15 Days

20.9 Days 

 

Average therapy is 3 hours per day, 5 days per week or 15 hours per week.

This next graph represents how many people discharged back into the community from our rehabilitation program this last year versus the national average.

Graph of Discharge to Community ALL PATIENTS

Adult Patient Outcomes (Ages 21+)

Graph of Overall Satisfaction (Adults)

Graph of Unplanned Transfers to Acute (Adults)

Graph of Adult FIM Score Change (Points Gained)

Percentage of Adults Discharged to Community

Graph of Percentage of Adults Discharged to the Community

 

Adolescent Patient Outcomes (Ages 14-20)

 

Number of Adolescents by Age Group

 14

 2

 15

 4

 16

 5

 17

 6

 18

 8

 19

 3

 20

 12

 

 

Percentage of Adolescents Discharged to Community

 

Graph of Percentage Adolescents Discharged to the Community

Graph of Overall Satisfaction (Adolescents)

Graph of Unplanned Transfers to Acute (Adolescents)