Who We Served

During the fiscal year July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital discharged a total of 650 patients on its AR unit.

  • Diagnosis: A breakdown of discharges by diagnosis is illustrated below:

Amputation 18
Brain Injury 174
Burns 9
Orthopedics 40
Neurological* 40
Spinal Cord Injury 86
Stroke 214
Other 69

*Neurological includes MS, ALS, Parkinsons, Guillain Barre

  • Geographic Area: Hospitals throughout the Midwest refer patients to one of Madonna’s specialty rehabilitation units. Last year, 47% of those served were referred from hospitals outside Lincoln.


Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital uses several measurements to assess the outcomes of persons served. These outcomes are compared with national AR benchmarks compiled by the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) database called "erehabdata." The outcomes described below are combined outcomes for all patients discharged from Madonna's ARU between July 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010.

Indicator Madonna ARU E-Rehab Region
Case Mix Index (an indicator of acuity) 1.5 1.2
Average Age 57 68
Discharge to Community Setting 66.6% 66.6%
Discharge to Acute Care 11.7% 12.1%
Average Length of Stay 30.7 20.7
Functional Level at Discharge (FIM) 84.9 80.3
FIM Change 24.5 23.8

Madonna's discharge to community rate was the same as the region despite a much higher case mix index, which is an indication of acuity. A Case Mix of 1.5 means that our patients required 30% more resources than the comparison group. Patients stayed longer in ARU and were able to discharge with higher functional scores (FIM).

On average, patients achieved 75.7% of the goals established on admission to ARU.

96.2% of patients discharging from ARU rated their ovreall experience as "Excellent" or "Good".

96.8% of patients who responded to a telephone survey completed 3 months post discharge said they had maintained the gains they made during their stay at Madonna.

* FIM is a 7-point tool used by rehabilitation hospitals throughout the nation to assess a patient's function in 18 areas, including self-care, bowel and bladder function, transfers, locomotion, communication and cognition. Maximum score on FIM is 126.

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
5401 South St.
Lincoln, NE 68506
Phone: (402) 413-3000
Toll-Free: (800) 676-5448