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MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital Receives Certifications for Disease-Specific Care

MidAmerica RehabilitationWhen it comes to stroke, spinal cord injuries and brain injuries, MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital affirms that it has maintained the highest standards to address these conditions by achieving Disease-Specific Care Certification for its spinal cord injury rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation and brain injury rehabilitation programs through The Joint Commission.

Since 1951, The Joint Commission has maintained the highest standards that focus on improving the quality and safety of care provided by healthcare organizations. For a hospital to receive Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission must further evaluate disease management and chronic care services that are provided.

Achieving Accreditation by The Joint Commission
MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital, an inpatient physical rehabilitation hospital providing inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, underwent a voluntary, extensive, on-site evaluation by The Joint Commission to achieve accreditation. Programs were evaluated against The Joint Commission standards through an assessment of the programs’ processes, programs’ ability to evaluate and improve care within its own organization, and interviews with patients and staff.

“By choosing to have The Joint Commission evaluate our spinal cord injury rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation and brain injury rehabilitation programs, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis. The Joint Commission certification provides us a framework to take our hospital to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence,” said Troy DeDecker, CEO of MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital. “This is a major step toward continually improving the care we provide to offer our patients peace of mind knowing they are getting quality care at the industry’s highest standard.”

To assist in certification decisions, The Joint Commission is governed by a 29-member Board of Commissioners, including administrators, labor representatives, nurses, employers, health plan leaders, quality experts, ethicists, consumer advocates and educators. Collectively, this group provides accreditation services to organizations, including critical access hospitals, behavioral health care services, ambulatory care providers, independent laboratories, rehabilitation centers and general rehabilitation hospitals, like MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital in Overland Park.

Combining Customized Therapy Plans with State-of-the-Art Technology
MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital pro-vides a higher level of rehabilitative care to patients who are recovering from conditions such as stroke and other neurological disorders, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, complex orthopedic conditions, and amputations. The hospital’s team of experts combines customized therapy plans with state-of-the-art technology to allow patients to get back home to the things they love.

MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital is part of HealthSouth, the nation’s largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in terms of patients treated and discharged, revenues and number of hospitals. Operating in 29 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, HealthSouth serves patients through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation satellite clinics and home health agencies.

To take a tour of MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital or to learn more about how a customized rehabilitation plan can benefit you or a loved one, call 913-491-2400 or visit

Troy DeDecker, CEO
Troy joined HealthSouth MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital in January of 2013. He started his healthcare career as a rehabilitation tech in 1992 before becoming a physical therapist. Troy has worked in various hospital leadership positions from director of quality and risk management to chief executive officer. Troy feels his clinical background is an asset to his operational responsibilities as CEO. Troy received his undergraduate degree in physical therapy from the University of North Florida. He received his master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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