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Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital Named Best Physical Rehabilitation Center in Tennessee by Newsweek Magazine

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (October 14, 2021) – Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital has been named the best physical rehabilitation center in Tennessee by Newsweek magazine in its annual rankings that are produced in partnership with Statista Inc., the world-leading industry ranking provider.

The publication’s “America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers 2021” listing of rehabilitation facilities, released August 25, is based on quality of care, quality of service, quality of follow-up care and accommodation and amenities relative to in state competition. Rankings use 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.

“This is a great recognition and acknowledgement of the quality care our staff provide to our patients every day as we deliver our vision of hope, healing and recovery,” said Chris Bariola, Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital. “Our team of compassionate caregivers and skilled clinicians at Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital are excited about the recognition and very proud to be ranked as the best physical rehabilitation center in Tennessee.”

“This partnership is a win for our patients and our community,” said Zach Chandler, executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Baptist Memorial Health Care. “We are so proud of all that the Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital team has accomplished, and we believe the best is yet to come.”

Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital, a partnership between Kindred Healthcare and Baptist Memorial Health Care, is a freestanding rehabilitation hospital in Germantown, Tennessee, 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, an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals and leading-edge technologies to help those suffering from debilitating illnesses or injuries recover, regain strength and agility, and return home. For more information about Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital, visit

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About Baptist Memorial Health Care

One of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health care systems, Baptist Memorial Health Care offers a full continuum of care to communities throughout the Mid-South and Central Mississippi. The Baptist system, which consistently ranks among the top integrated health care networks in the nation, comprises 22 affiliate hospitals in West Tennessee, Mississippi and East Arkansas; more than 5,400 affiliated physicians; Baptist Medical Group, a multispecialty physician group with more than 800 providers; home, hospice and psychiatric care; minor medical centers and clinics; a network of surgery, rehabilitation and other outpatient centers; and an education system highlighted by Baptist Health Sciences University. The Baptist system employs more than 19,100 people, and in fiscal year 2019 contributed more than $336 million in community benefit and uncompensated care to the communities it serves. The Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Memphis estimates that Baptist Memorial Health Care’s annual economic impact is more than $2.6 billion. For more information, please visit


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.