April 02, 2021
In response to the HHS Office of Inspector General’s report regarding Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, Todd P. Sklamberg, CEO, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, released this statement on Friday, April 2:
- “Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center is proud to provide a variety of services to Medicare patients throughout Southern Nevada, Northern Nevada, and surrounding states, including services in our Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF).
- We strongly disagree with the OIG’s audit findings related to our IRF and because we believe the care we provided to our patients was necessary and effective, we will appeal those findings in due course. We think it unfortunate that the OIG audit process did not take into account the overwhelmingly positive outcomes and the feedback of our patients and their families, all of whom benefited from our IRF services.
- Sunrise Hospital puts the needs of our IRF patients first, always. Our goal is to ensure those patients can return home and resume their normal lives and activities, and our clinical and nursing teams work tirelessly to ensure our patients achieve that goal.
- Sunrise Hospital is committed to our community with high-quality healthcare, during normal time or times of crisis, such as the 1 October tragedy and COVID-19. As a result of that care, we saved the lives of more Nevadans impacted by COVID-19 than any other hospital in the Las Vegas Valley. We likewise stand behind the life-changing and necessary treatment and therapy provided to the IRF patients whose admissions were audited by the OIG.
- Sunrise Hospital’s commitment to exceptional care includes our designation as “the only inpatient rehab facility in Southern Nevada to be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehab Facilities (CARF).” CARF sets the highest standards of rehab care, and we are proud to be the only inpatient hospital in Las Vegas to meet those standards.”