Rehab Hospital Receives Fourth Three-Year CARF Accreditation
The Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne recently earned its fourth consecutive three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for its Inpatient Rehabilitation Program. Programs/services included in the accreditation are:
- Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs/Hospital (Adults)
- Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs/Hospital (Adults and Adolescents)
- Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs/Hospital (Stroke Specialty Program)
Rehab Hospital is the first inpatient rehab provider in the northeastern Indiana region to obtain CARF accreditation in stroke specialty. Accredited Stroke Specialty Programs provide services that focus on prevention, minimizing impairment, reducing activity limitations and maximizing participation in and quality of life for patients who have sustained a stroke. These programs recognize the importance of ongoing medical management as well as the individuality, strengths and needs of the patient and his or her support system.
"The CARF distinction represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to a rehabilitation organization," said Ted Scholten, chief operating officer of the Rehab Hospital. "This demonstrates the Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne's commitment to our patients and to the standards of quality established by CARF."
CARF is an independent, not-for-profit accrediting body that's 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, CARF establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.