Blake Medical Center
October 29, 2021

Bradenton, Florida, October 29, 2021 – Blake Medical Center has been awarded on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Physical Rehab Centers 2021. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. Newsweek’s America’s Best Physical Rehab Center list ranks Blake Medical Center #1 in the state.

"We are elated to be recognized as the top physical rehab center in Florida on Newsweek’s list,” says Steve Nierman, President and CEO of Blake Medical Center. “Our team is dedicated to providing high-quality, compassionate care, and we celebrate this notable recognition.”

America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers 2021 list highlights the nation’s top inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) based on the quality of care, quality of service, quality of follow-up care, and accommodation & amenities. Facilities in the 25 states with the highest number of inpatient rehabilitation facilities – according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – were part of this study. The rankings feature the top 230 centers nationwide. The evaluation process was comprised of five steps:

Recommendations from peers: Thousands of medical experts (physicians, therapists, medical doctors, administration & staff working in physical rehabilitation facilities) were invited to an online peer-to-peer survey.

Quality Score: Participants were also asked to rank the quality of care, quality of service, quality of follow-up care, and accommodations & amenities.

KPI Data Scores: The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publishes KPI data for physical rehabilitation centers. The KPI data includes 15 different measures.

The Model Systems and CARF Accreditations: Facilities with these accreditations received a bonus to their overall score.

“It is an honor to be awarded by Newsweek for two consecutive years." according to Blake Medical Center Rehab Medical Director, Marc Kallins, MD. “Our comprehensive program has board-certified rehabilitation physicians and certified rehabilitation nurses that work hand in hand with a variety of therapists with specialized certifications to address the specific needs of our patients, helping to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.”

Blake Medical Center provides the only Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Center in Manatee County and plays a vital role in the continuum of care. Blake Medical Center's Inpatient Rehabilitation Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Joint Commission (JC).