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Demographics and Outcomes at Valley Children's Rehabilitation Center

Valley Children’s Rehab Center treats close to 90 pediatric patients annually up to the age of 21. The average length of stay is approximately 14 days but treatment varies on a case by case basis. Our experts develop an individualized plan for rehab patients with a variance complex and common diagnosis. Commonly treated diagnoses* are not limited to but do include:

  • Traumatic brain injury (27%)
  • Multiple trauma (16%)
  • Non-traumatic brain injury or disease (15%)
  • Spinal cord injury (12%)
  • Stroke (8%)
  • Orthopaedic conditions (6%)
  • Guillan-Barré and other neurological disorders (5%)
  • Amputations (4%)
  • Deconditioned (4%)
  • Other disabling impairments (3%)

*Multiple trauma can include patients who have both a traumatic brain injury and spinal cord dysfunction as well as a traumatic brain injury and orthopedic injuries.

Valley Children's Inpatient Rehabilitation Center Demographics Chart

During FYE21, there were two unplanned transfers for patients needing sub-specialist care:

  • One patient transferred to our PICU for emergent cardiac surgery and discharged home post-operatively
  • One patient transferred back to referring facility due to the need for neurosurgical intervention from the initial neurosurgeon

Following their course of inpatient rehabilitation, all patients were discharged to their home environment, except two patients were discharged to the care of a foster family.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Center Outcomes

Outcomes in our Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Center are measured by the pediatric version of the Functional Independence Measure (WeeFIM II).

The WeeFIM II is used to assess our patients’ functional abilities in the areas of mobility, self-care, and cognition. This outcomes assessment is scored by several disciplines, including: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, therapeutic recreation and rehabilitation nursing. The Valley Children’s team of rehab experts carefully monitors and assesses patient improvement on a weekly basis in order to assure that patients are on track to meeting their predicted outcome goals.

The data below represents the overall summary of our WeeFIM outcomes in comparison to the national average for FYE21.

Valley Children's WeeFIM Improvement Scores Graph

Overall Quality of Care

As part of an ongoing process to improve patient care and satisfaction, the parents and/or caregivers of our patients are given the opportunity to provide us feedback.

For overall quality of care we assess every service including our inpatient care team and the therapies that are provided. For FY21, the average score of all areas of service was 4.88 (scores indicate 4.0 as exceeding expectations and 5.0 as greatly exceeding expectations).

Valley Children's Inpatient Rehabilitation Center Patient Satisfaction Scores Graph


Strategic Goals 2021-2022

  • Provide the highest quality pediatric rehabilitation care tailored to meet the individual medical, physical, developmental, social, psychosocial and educational needs of each child and family
  • Optimize services and care to restore maximal independence to the child and family and provide support as they transition back to home and school