Grants, Presentations and Publications
The MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute’s 2018 accomplishments include:
Greater patient access -- We recorded nearly 36,000 physician visits and more than 95,000 therapy visits.
Tougher cases, better outcomes -- The patients we treated in the inpatient rehabilitation hospital at the Rehabilitation Institute were of greater severity of illness than regional and national averages. Yet these patients made comparable functional improvements during their stays.
Academic accomplishments -- We welcomed our second ACGME Brain Injury Medicine fellow to the training program, which already includes two ACGME Spinal Cord Injury Medicine fellows and 21 ACGME Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents. We received ACGME approval of our Pain Medicine Fellowship, which started in July 2019. The Fellowship is one of only 11 PM&R based Pain Medicine Fellowships in the country.
More research -- We expanded our portfolio within rehabilitation research with active research in stroke rehabilitation, spinal cord injury rehabilitation, pain and cancer rehabilitation. 2018 was a record year in total grant funding ($52.9 million). The department now ranks second in NIH funding among PM&R departments in U.S. Medical Schools. In 2018, our researchers published 56 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and gave 57 invited presentations. Drs. Peckham, Chae, and Wilson have each served as a co-editor on major recently-published textbooks.
Here are some graphics showing our growth in grant funding, presentations, and publications.