Tracking Outcomes at
Helen Hayes Hospital:
Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
The overall patient satisfaction for traumatic spinal cord injured
patients at Helen Hayes Hospital is 94% as per the most recent Press
98% of former patients would recommend Helen Hayes Hospital for
%DC TO COMMUNITY SETTING TSCI
The percent of patients discharged to a community setting is graphed in
the above chart. Many issues, including discharge support system, living
environment and functional status impact the discharge placement.
At Helen Hayes Hospital we always discharge a patient safely and
optimally to home.
FIM CHANGE (ADMIT TO DC) TSCI
This chart indicates the average functional gain traumatic spinal cord
injured patients at Helen Hayes Hospital achieve.
Gains may be affected by pre injury health status as well as other factors
including severity of impairment.
Our Goal is to assist patients in reaching their optimum level of
functioning within acute rehabilitation guidelines.
REHAB LOS DAYS TSCI
1Q02 3Q02 1Q03 3Q03 1Q04 3Q04 1Q05 3Q05 1Q06
The average length of stay in days for traumatic spinal cord injured
patients at Helen Hayes Hospital varies according to their needs. An
average length of stay is indicated above.
The length of stay is determined by the progress a patient makes.
Progress must be measurable and timely as per acute rehabilitation
Percent of Patients Residing in a
Community Setting 90 days Post D/C
The above chart indicates that 90 days after discharge, among patients
contacted, this percent of patients are living within a community setting.
Helen Hayes Hospital patients are residing at home 90 days post discharge.
FIM Change Discharge to Follow Up
FIM change following discharge may continue. This chart shows the
average functional gains made by patients who were contacted 90 days after
Patients discharged from Helen Hayes Hospital continue to make
functional gains often due to the continuum of care services offered at Helen