SOMC’s Rehab Program Receives CARF AccreditationPosted on 09/20/2019

SOMC’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Program has received CARF (Commission of Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities) accreditation. The accreditation is for a period of three years for both the adult Inpatient Rehab Program and Stroke Specialty Program.

“This achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served,” CARF International states.

Regina Keller, program director and nurse manager of the Inpatient Rehab Program said to earn this accreditation their unit completed a “rigorous” two-day survey. Surveyors were onsite to interview employees, review survey processes, complete patient interviews, observe the unit and ensure the team is meeting CARF standards.

The survey allowed the department an opportunity to “show [the] standard of excellence we aspire to achieve everyday” said Angela Clay, social worker.

Michelle Lumpkins, occupational therapist, said their success comes from relationships they build on the team, but also the ones they build with their patients and their families. 

Multiple team members all echoed how earning this achievement makes them extremely proud and validates their hard work in providing the best care. 

The team also credits their leadership’s commitment in striving to operate by CARF standards daily and paving the way in proving excellent patient care. 

“There are so many SOMC hands that help to make the survey process a successful one,” Keller said. “Thank you to everyone!”

Congratulations to the team on their hard work!

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