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Mountain Valley makes top 10 percent
Lauded for patient-centered, effective, efficient care

For the 10th year in a row, Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital has been acknowledged for providing nationally recognized rehabilitative care to its patients. The hospital was ranked in the top 10 percent of inpatient rehabilitation facilities nationwide for providing care that is patient-centered, effective, efficient and timely.

“This means that in the northern Arizona area, we’re providing the highest level of rehabilitative care available anywhere in the United States right now,” said Judy Baum, chief executive officer. “Patients and their families don’t have to leave the area to receive the latest in technology and clinical protocols — we’re providing it here in our own backyard.”

The hospital was ranked from among 781 inpatient rehabilitation facilities nationwide by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation. The UDSMR is a nonprofit corporation that was developed with support from the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. UDSMR maintains the world’s largest database for medical rehabilitation outcomes.

“This national ranking speaks highly of the commitment and dedication of our employees and medical staff,” Baum said. “Our staff is passionate about helping patients return home at their highest possible levels of productivity and independence. And for anyone who has ever as had a family member or friend needing health care, that matters. We consider it a privilege to be able to provide this higher standard of care to our community.”

The hospital provides specialized rehabilitative services to patients who are recovering from disabilities caused by injuries, illnesses or chronic medical conditions. This includes strokes, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and amputations, along with illnesses such as cerebral palsy, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

For more information, call the hospital at 928-759-8800 or visit the website at

Information from Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital.

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