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U of U Health Care Rehab Services Receives 3-year CARF Accreditation
Feb 23, 2010 12:16 PM
SALT LAKE CITY – University of Utah Health Care’s Rehabilitation Center is pleased to announce the achievement of a three-year accreditation by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for the following programs:
- Inpatient Rehabilitation Program
- Brain Injury Program
- Stroke Specialty Program
- Home and Community-Based Rehabilitation Program
University of Utah Health Care is the only organization in Utah with multiple specialty accreditations from CARF. CARF accreditation is the gold standard for evaluating rehabilitation care provided at University of Utah Health Care versus that of other rehabilitation centers across the country. As an independent, nonprofit organization, the focus of CARF is to ensure the highest quality of human services to meet the needs of the consumer. Among the many areas commended for excellence at University of Utah Health Care’s Rehabilitation Center were leadership, health and safety, human resources, performance improvement, rights of persons served, and accessibility.
“University of Utah Health Care’s Rehab believes that all of our patients deserve rehabilitation services that are of excellent quality and designed to meet their needs,” says Nancy Christensen-Mayer, interim director of Rehabilitation Services. “CARF standards give us a guide for excellence. For us, CARF accreditation means we are committed to continually improving the care we give to our patients.”
The Rehabilitation Center offers an extensive network of services as part of the continuum of care to ensure the appropriate treatment for each patient. From the referral through the follow-up, the patient is closely guided toward the goal of reaching maximum independence. CARF accreditation reflects an organization's commitment to excellence in the quality of clinical and business operations associated with rehabilitative care.
"This achievement is an indication of University of Utah Health Care’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served,” says CARF President and CEO Brian J. Boon, Ph.D. “Services, personnel, and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of practice excellence."
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