The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has awarded the Medical Rehabilitation Center at CAMC a three-year accreditation, the most prestigious level of accreditation possible, for the following programs:
• Brain Injury Rehabilitation Programs
• Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs
• Stroke Specialty Programs
• Inpatient Spinal Cord Rehabilitation
• Outpatient Spinal Cord Rehabilitation
This is the seventh consecutive three-year accreditation that CAMC's Medical Rehabilitation Center has achieved.
"We are committed to providing the best possible services to our clients," said Kenneth C. Wright, medical director of the Rehabilitation Center at CAMC.
"Achieving such a high level of accreditation would not have been possible without the dedicated work of staff members of several medical rehabilitation teams and numerous support departments throughout CAMC," said Peter Americo, CAMC corporate director for rehabilitation services. "This accreditation demonstrates that we hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards in the industry."
CARF is considered the gold standard and is the premiere accrediting body for rehabilitation programs. It is a voluntary accreditation process, which means that organizations seeking the accreditation spend their own time, money and efforts to undergo the in-depth assessment in order to meet the organization's stringent standards.
"It's the best way to ensure that you're providing the highest quality of care for your customers," Americo said.
CAMC is the only medical center in West Virginia and the tri-state region with a Joint Commission Stroke Center of Excellence and CARF accredited stroke specialty program. In addition, CAMC is home to the only CARF accredited programs in brain injury rehabilitation and spinal cord system of care in West Virginia.
CARF is an independent, not-for-profit accrediting body promoting quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the patients served.