Atrium Health Named Among America’s “Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers”

January 13, 2022

The physical rehabilitation centers at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist High Point Medical Center, have recently been named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers. Two Atrium Health facilities in Charlotte are also among 230 in the country recognized for providing high-quality rehabilitation.

In 2021, more than 25,000 patients received physical therapy and rehabilitation care at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and High Point Medical Center cared for more than 5,000.

“This recognition reflects the hard work and dedication of our wonderful care teams in rehabilitation and physical therapy,” said Susan Reeves, clinical director of physical and occupational therapy and rehabilitation at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. “We are so proud of their incredible teamwork as they partner with our patients each and every day to help them meet their goals.”

“We could not be more proud of the care we provide to our rehabilitation patients here at High Point Medical Center,” said James Hoekstra, M.D., president of High Point Medical Center. “Our team of dedicated professionals provides high quality, patient-centered care, with outstanding outcomes. This award is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our entire rehabilitation team.”

Every year, millions of Americans over the age of 18 sustain musculoskeletal injuries that last longer than three months. About a million people nationwide will undergo surgery to replace a knee or hip joint, Newsweek reports. Physical therapy and rehabilitation can significantly affect both the time and quality of recovery for these patients. Finding expert and reliable rehabilitation, though, can be a challenge.

As one of the nation’s leading – and largest – non-profit rehabilitation providers, Atrium Health and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist are able to meet that need for leading rehabilitation in their communities. Patients are offered an unmatched level of expertise in the Southeast, with rehabilitation programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Board-certified physicians, nurses and therapists specialize in innovative, personalized therapy for common to complex conditions due to injury or illness, with more than 60 combined locations across North Carolina.

Read the entire news release.