The latest research shows that rehabilitation is critical for many recovering COVID-19 patients – at least 20 percent.1 However, if hospitals are unable to properly optimize their acute rehabilitation units, these patients may not reach the highest level of outcomes.

Keys to COVID-19 Success Through Partnership

Throughout COVID-19, KHRS has optimized facility operations and patient care, helping to ensure both staff and patient needs are met in order to achieve positive outcomes. This is showcased through strong census numbers, such as:

  • KHRS partner hospital acute census was reduced significantly during COVID-19, while KHRS-run acute rehab unit’s (ARU) census dropped as well.
  • KHRS-run ARU census grew prior to COVID-19 and has maintained strong numbers throughout the pandemic. 

Access to acute rehab increased while the acute system census decreased, showing incredible need for rehabilitation services and the ability to stay committed to patient access during a challenging time. Patients also recovered faster.

According to the findings, KHRS partners benefited from:

  • Greater patient access through KHRS’ long-standing clinical knowledge and access to best practices from a wealth of outcomes data.
  • Increased patient engagement and motivation, and improved administrative and operational processes through intuitive technology.
  • Relief from the burden of running rehab through deep rehab expertise and 30+ years of specialized experience.

KHRS partner hospital rehab programs continue to take sicker patients, with increased case mix index and debilities, while maintaining the highest clinical and quality standards. Rehabilitation will continue to be a critical component of a hospital’s COVID-19 strategy as well as play an integral part of their long-term clinical, operational and financial success.

Read our latest white paper, “The Critical Role of Rehab in COVID-19 Recovery” to learn more.


1. Fary Khan, MBBS, MD, FAFRM (RACP), Bhasker Amatya, DMedSci, MD, MPH, “Medical Rehabilitation in Pandemics: Towards a New Perspective,” Journal of Rehabilitative Management, Vol. 52, Issue 4, April 9, 2020

By Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services