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Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia, a tax-exempt hospital, conducted the following Community Health Needs Assessment in accordance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Through this process, the Hospital identified health needs of the community it serves and developed implementation strategies to address the most pressing needs.

The development of questions and collection of publicly available data regarding the community served began in February 2012. A survey was developed and distributed between August 27 and December 31, 2012. Assessment data was then compiled and summarized in January 2013, and implementation strategies were developed. The report and implementation strategies were reviewed and approved by the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Board on May 15, 2013.


The mission of Magee Rehabilitation is to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities by providing high quality physical and cognitive rehabilitation services.

We will be a preeminent, independent provider of physical and cognitive rehabilitation services within the global market.  We will accomplish our vision by:

 Delivering clinical care that sets a world community standard for excellence as measured by outcomes
Օ Sustaining the highest levels of patient, family, and referral source satisfaction
 Being the employer of choice thus attracting and retaining the most competent, productive work force
Օ Engaging in strategic partnerships that achieve sustainable clinical outcomes at a lower cost than our competitors

Success in attaining the vision will be gauged by:

  • Attainment of business and financial goals without reduction in either quality or patient satisfaction
  • Maintaining name equity and reputation
  • Recruitment and retention of competent, caring, and effective employees
  • Magee being sought out as a strategic partner
  • An increase in market share

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital defines the community served by geography and special populations. In regards to geography, the hospital primarily defines its community as Philadelphia County, surrounding Southeastern Pennsylvania counties, as well as the areas of South New Jersey and Delaware (Figures 1A-B). Our special population served includes adults with disabilities, many of whom have incurred life-changing injuries and illness including, but not limited to, spinal cord injury, stroke, acquired brain injury, amputation, major orthopedic issues and others (Figure 1C). For the purposes of our Community Health Needs Assessment, the Hospital focused on the special population served.

These communities served were developed using historical data, including admissions, census information and zip codes.  Each year, the Hospital treats approximately 1,200 inpatients and 1,300 outpatients. Of those inpatients, approximately 26% are seeking rehabilitation for a stroke; 25% for a spinal cord injury; 22% for orthopedic; 16% for brain injury; 7% for general rehabilitation; and 4% for other types of rehabilitation