Spinal Cord Injury Outcomes*
January 2011 – December 2011

Riverside Rehabilitation Institute is committed to providing the highest quality rehabilitation to our patients so they can experience the best possible results. We seek to improve who we are and what we do every single day. The result is an unparalleled rehabilitation experience for our patients and their loved ones.

  • Patients with spinal cord injuries are admitted to RRI an average of 19 days after their injury, two days sooner than the national average of 21 days.
  • 65% of our patients admitted with spinal cord injuries are discharged back home, comparable to the national average of 66%. 
  • During their stay at RRI, patients usually progress from needing a moderate amount of help to needing only a minimal amount of help with tasks such as bathing, dressing, walking/wheelchair use and ability to understand. 
  • We have delivered improved functional abilities, even as our patient population has displayed more serious and more complicated conditions. 
  • The average length of stay at RRI for patients with spinal cord injuries is 20 days, compared to the national average of 22 days.

Source: e-rehab Outcomes Report, Calendar Year, 2011

*RRI outcomes are measured using Functional Independence Measures (FIM), a standard tool used nationally to asses patients' ability to perform certain tasks. FIM scores at admission are compared to FIM scores upon discharge to measure progress in key areas, such as self-care and communication.