North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital has been nationally recognized as a 2014 Top Performer by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation, performing better than 90 percent of the hospitals in the U.S., a news release says.

North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital patients were found to make greater improvements faster, according to UDSMR 2013 data. The study looks at how patients improve in activities such as memory; caring for one’s self; eating, bathing and dressing; using the toilet and bladder control; and mobility, locomotion, navigating stairs and transfers. The facility was compared with other hospitals in the region and across the nation, the release said.

UDSMR is a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the University at Buffalo, the state university of New York. Facilities from all over the world use UDSMR’s measurement system to document how quickly and how completely patients recover when they receive medical rehabilitation. UDSMR provides the most comprehensive rehabilitation data in the industry and is the world’s largest database for medical rehabilitation outcomes.

This is the latest in a series of awards North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital has received. The facility ranks among the top 3 percent of 22,000 facilities worldwide surveyed by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities; has one of five CARF-certified Stroke Specialty Programs in Louisiana (and the only one along the I-12 corridor); and received the 2013 Guardian of Excellence Award from Press Ganey Associates Inc. for consistent achievement in patient satisfaction, the news release said.