Medical City McKinney gets national recognition for rehab center

group photo of Medical City McKinney's rehabilitation staff
Medical City McKinney's inpatient rehab staff help patients with a variety of goals, including but not limited to ensuring maximum mobility and safety with adaptive equipment. (Courtesy Medical City McKinney)

Medical City McKinney's inpatient rehab staff help patients with a variety of goals, including but not limited to ensuring maximum mobility and safety with adaptive equipment. (Courtesy Medical City McKinney)

Medical City McKinney has been recognized as one of the top rehabilitation facilities in the country.

The Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation, a not-for-profit corporation that reports global rehabilitation data, ranked Medical City McKinney in the top 10% of rehab centers, according to a December news release.

The recognition is based on cases discharged between October 2020 and September 2021, the release said. The UDSMR evaluated facilities on delivering patient care that sufficiently spanned four qualities: effective, efficient, timely and patient-centered. There were 856 inpatient rehabilitation centers that qualified for the ranking, per the release.

The hospital was also awarded five-star recognitions in September for both C-section and vaginal births.

“Medical City Rehabilitation Institute McKinney thrives on getting patients back to an independent lifestyle in an effective, efficient and timely manner,” Medical City McKinney CEO Ernest C. Lynch III said in the release. “This national recognition is a testament to our therapists and nurses’ dedication to the care and improvement of human life.”


Medical City McKinney’s rehabilitation center treats patients experiencing a variety of limitations. Some of their recovery goals may include increasing physical and/or cognitive function, improving communication abilities, increasing independence in self-care and providing knowledge of resources available during the transition back home.

“We are focused on helping our patients recover their strength and function after a debilitating injury, stroke, trauma, amputation, neurological disorder and orthopedic injury,” Director of Therapy Services Allison Wheeler said in the release. “We are thrilled to be nationally recognized for providing quality patient care and for our commitment to excellence always.”
By Brooklynn Cooper
Brooklynn Cooper covers public education in Frisco and McKinney. Previously, she reported on southern Dallas for The Dallas Morning News. The Durham, N.C. native and devoted Tar Heel fan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019.