Acute Rehabilitation Unit

Quality Outcomes

At St. Anthony’s Medical Center, we are committed to providing high quality services. Because information about quality outcomes helps you to make good decisions about the care you or a loved one receives, we showcase our quality benchmarks for the Acute Rehabilitation Unit.

  • CARF Survey Results
  • Average Length of Stay
  • Discharge Data
  • Patient Satisfaction

Since 2005, St. Anthony’s Acute Rehabilitation Unit has been nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF is an independent, international, not-for-profit organization. It awards accreditation only after a rigorous review of more than 200 compliance measures and an onsite accreditation visit.

St. Anthony’s has been awarded three-year accreditation four times in a row. It also has the distinction of being awarded “exemplary status” by CARF for the quality and innovative nature of its rehabilitation programs and services.

In awarding re-accreditation over the years, CARF has noted that St. Anthony’s Acute Rehabilitation Unit has many strengths:

  • A “warm and caring setting for rehabilitation”
  • A “wide scope of patient services”
  • “Extensive expertise and experience”
  • “Consistently available, approachable, and responsive” physicians
  • A “person- and family-centered model of care is strongly reflected”
  • Patients “are treated with dignity and respect”
  • The program has “a dedicated and cohesive interdisciplinary treatment team that demonstrates a commitment to the program, its mission, and the needs of the persons served”
  • A review of records shows that “persons served are at the appropriate level within the hospital’s continuum of care”
  • A “consistently high percentage of persons served are discharged back to the community”

Patient Satisfaction

If you are admitted as a patient on the Acute Rehabilitation Unit, you may receive a survey in the mail following your stay. Your honest opinions assist us to evaluate our program, plan for the future needs of our community, and exceed our patients' goals for recovering function. If you have any questions concerning the Acute Rehabilitation Unit or admissions process during your stay, please contact an Admissions Coordinator at 314-525-7226 or 314-525-7224.

Average Length of Stay in Acute Rehabilitation Unit

12 days 


   Annual number of
persons in rehab

Average number of
days in rehab


FY 2017

FY 2017


241 15


76 12

Brain Injury

107 13

Spinal Cord Injury

42 18


46 13


18 13


30 12


81 12

    Acute Rehab 2017 Age Groups  Acute Rehab Gender Mix 2017


Patient Discharge Data

 Acute Rehab Patient Discharges 2017

Patient Satisfaction

The Acute Rehabilitation Unit at St. Anthony’s Medical Center has garnered high patient satisfaction marks for many years.

 Acute Rehab Patient Satisfaction 2017

fAcute Rehab Evidence Based Outcomes Report for Stroke Patients