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

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (October 27, 2021) – Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis has been named the best physical rehabilitation center in Missouri and rated 14th best in the country by Newsweek magazine in its annual rankings, 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 is based on quality of care, quality of service, quality of follow-up care and accommodation and amenities. Rankings use a rigorous methodology with data from a survey of thousands of medical experts and quality measures from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

“We are honored to be rated by Newsweek as the best inpatient rehabilitation facility in Missouri,” said Joseph Koehler, CEO of Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis. “We strive to deliver the best patient outcomes and experiences each day as we help patients recover from injury or illness and return home. To see those efforts recognized as the best in the state and among the best in the nation is pretty incredible and speaks volumes about our compassionate and skilled health care professionals who’ve made others’ recovery their vocation.”

”It’s reassuring for us and our patients to know that if they would ever need that extra rehabilitation help after a hospitalization, we have the best in the state right down the street,” said Dr. David Meiners, president of Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis, a joint venture between Kindred Healthcare and Mercy, is a freestanding rehabilitation hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri. The hospital features specialized clinical programs, an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals and state-of-the-art technologies to help patients recover, regain strength and agility, and return home following debilitating conditions such as stroke, neurological disease, brain or spine injuries, and other long-term illnesses and injuries. For more information about Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis, visit

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About Mercy

Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems for four consecutive years by IBM Watson Health, serves millions annually. Mercy is one of the nation’s most highly integrated, multi-state health care systems, including more than 40 acute care, managed and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, convenient urgent care locations, imaging centers and pharmacies. Mercy has 900 physician practices and outpatient facilities, more than 4,000 Mercy Clinic physicians and advanced practitioners and 40,000-plus co-workers serving patients and families across 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.


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.