Memorial Regional Rehabilitation Center Again Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation
The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International) announced that Memorial Regional Rehabilitation Center (MRRC) has again been accredited for a period of three years for its inpatient program. The report particularly praised MRRC’s “energetic, compassionate, and dedicated personnel” and their “strong commitment to continuing education.”
Brock Haut, DPT, the inpatient rehabilitation clinical manager, was particularly proud of CARF’s praise. “CARF is a distinction that indicates we are committed to our patients in all aspects of care, including safety, financial responsibility, quality of care and evidence-based practice,” he explained.
CARF’s accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.
“The accreditation holds us to a higher standard of quality, including a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach,” said Diana Custer, RN, executive director of the MRRC.
CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.
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Jennifer Warfel Juszkiewicz