Penn Rehab Outcomes

The Penn Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) is the inpatient rehabilitation unit licensed through the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and managed by Good Shepherd Penn Partners.

At Penn Rehab, we uphold a high level of quality and outcomes. We are accredited by The Joint Commission, which demonstrates how well we meet high standards for safety and quality. Penn Rehab also holds accreditations from the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for the following programs:

  • Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Program
  • Stroke Rehabilitation Program
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program
  • Amputee Rehabilitation Program
  • Spinal Cord System of Care

CARF is a voluntary additional level of accreditation that Penn Rehab upholds. This accreditation demonstrates our commitment to continuously improve service quality and to focus on the satisfaction of the persons we serve. Below is information about the clinical outcomes of our inpatient rehabilitation:

Patient Snapshot

  • In FY 2021, Penn Rehab cared for 1,291 patients.
  • At Penn Rehab, patients range from 18 - 105.

Conditions Treated at Penn Rehab

Below you can see a snap shot of the type of conditions we serve. Like most other acute rehab hospitals, individuals who have had a stroke, orthopedic surgery or overall medically complex needs account for the majority of the patients served. Below is a graph showcasing the variety of medical conditions treated at Penn Rehab, and the percentage of patients treated. 

FY 2020
Medical Condition Penn Rehab Region
Stroke 22.9% 26.1%
Ortho 3.4% 6.7%
Brain Injury 9.9% 10.8%
Amputation 7.5% 3.1%
Spinal Cord Injury 11.3% 5.6%
Neurological 2.7% 7.6%



FY 2021
Medical Condition Penn Rehab Region
Stroke 16% 24.8%
Ortho 5.6% 6.7%
Brain Injury 9.8% 10.1%
Amputation 3.3% 3.1%
Spinal Cord Injury 11.2% 6%
Neurological 7.2% 7.3%


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