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Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis Named Best Physical Rehabilitation Center in Missouri by Newsweek Magazine

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (September 8, 2020) – Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis has been named the best physical rehabilitation center in Missouri and was ranked 6th best in the country by Newsweek magazine. The ranking of rehabilitation facilities was based on quality of care, quality of service, quality of follow-up care and accommodation and amenities relative to in state competition. Rankings are based on a rigorous methodology which includes data from a survey of thousands of medical experts along with quality measures from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. National rankings are published on and in the August 21 – 28 print edition.

“This is a great recognition and acknowledgement of the quality care our staff provide to our patients every day,” said Jerry Rumph, CEO. “The team here at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital are proud to be ranked first in Missouri and ranked 6th in the country.”

“As always our focus is on our patients and providing the best care possible,” said Stephen Mackin, Mercy senior vice president and Mercy Hospital St. Louis president. “The Newsweek ranking highlights that focus and is a true testament to the care our co-workers provide.”

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis, a partnership between Kindred Healthcare and Mercy, is a freestanding rehabilitation hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri, that cares for adults recovering from conditions such as stroke, neurological disease, injury to the brain or spinal cord, and other long-term illnesses or injuries. The hospital features specialized clinical programs including a dedicated brain injury unit for patients suffering from trauma-related neurological conditions. For more information about Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis, visit

More information about the Newsweek recognition is available at


About Kindred Healthcare

Kindred Healthcare, LLC is the nation’s leading specialty hospital company delivering acute health services in its long-term acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, acute rehabilitation units, and behavioral health line of business, all specializing in treating the most medically complex patients. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, and ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies for nine years, Kindred’s mission is to help our patients reach their highest potential for health and healing with intensive medical and rehabilitative care through a compassionate patient experience. For more information, go to You can also follow us on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter.

About Mercy

Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems for four consecutive years (2016 to 2019) by IBM Watson Health, serves millions annually. Mercy includes more than 40 acute care, managed and specialty (heart, children's, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, 900 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 45,000 co-workers and 2,400 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has clinics, outpatient services and outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. In addition, Mercy's IT division, Mercy Technology Services, and Mercy Virtual commercially serve providers and patients from coast to coast.