The Rusk Rehabilitation stroke rehab program, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), is an integral part of care at NYU Langone’s Stroke Center, which achieved Joint Commission Certification in 2015 as a primary stroke center. The Stroke Center saw a reduction in stroke mortality by 73 percent in 2015 and was rated No. 1 for stroke mortality in the U.S. by the United HealthSystem Consortium. These achievements represent the coordinated efforts of specialists in many health disciplines, including rehabilitation medicine. For instance, in 2015 Rusk’s speech language pathologists contributed to improved outcomes by developing and implementing a dysphagia screening tool to identify and prevent aspiration pneumonia.