Is Mississippi 's Only Comprehensive Rehabilitation Hospital?

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MRC is Mississippi’s only comprehensive rehabilitation hospital, featuring programs specifically designed to treat people who have has a stroke, brain injury, or spinal cord injury. They also provide services for people with neurological and orthopedic illnesses and injuries. MRC has, twice, been the only hospital in MS to be names one of America’s Best by U.S. New & World Report as well as, twice, named one of only 16 Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems in the nation. They have gained worldwide prominence for groundbreaking West Nile research being conducted by their Center for Neuroscience and Neurological Recovery.
I chose to interview Mary Palmertree Montana who is the Director of Medical Records at Methodist Rehabilitation Center (MRC) here in Jackson. She was a graduate of the program here at UMMC. She has been RHIA credentialed since 1996 and has over 11 years of experience as the Director of Medical Records. She has worked in many departments has various organizations including incomplete records, coding, medical staff credentialing, and medical records. She has worked at MRC for over 7 years and handles medical records and medical staff credentialing.
Genie Briggs (GB): Is MRC a profit or not-for-profit organization?
Mary Palmertree Montana (MPM): MRC is a not-for-profit organization.
GB: How many hospital beds are located at MRC, and what is the type of status?
MPM: There are 128 licensed bed. 124 are designated as rehabilitation beds and 4 are acute care beds.…

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