For the third year in a row, the Boston, Mass-based Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital has been recognized as one of nation’s top rehabilitation hospitals, reports a recent news release. Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital was ranked fifth in the 2012 U.S. News and World Report  “America’s Best Hospitals” issue. 

David E. Storto, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital president, notes that the facility’s consistent recognition stems from its staff and their focus on, “exceeding the highest standards in care, research, and teaching.” This focus and dedication Storto says, “has sustained our reputation as one of the top rehabilitation providers in the country.”

The release notes that Spaulding was also ranked for the second consecutive year as one of the top 10 hospitals in the Boston Metro Area, coming in at number eight in the US News Metro Rankings list. The list ranks hospitals located in 94 metropolitan areas nationwide. Spaulding reports that it was the only rehabilitation hospital recognized in the Boston Metro area.

Ross Zafonte, Spaulding vice president of medical services and chair of the Harvard Medical School department of physical medicine and rehabilitation, says that the facility’s physicians, faculty, and researchers take pride in the recognition, adding that, “…The drive of our faculty to create novel treatments and research methods will continue to further Spaulding’s standing as a leader in the field.” 

Source: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital