Youngstown, OH (PRWEB) September 01, 2012
St. Elizabeth Health Center’s Acute Rehabilitation Unit was recently notified by CARF International of its accreditation in the adult, children and stroke specialty programs.
This three-year accreditation is an indication of St. Elizabeth’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served, noted the letter from Brian Boon, CARF president and CEO, informing the unit of its achievement.
The letter went on to say the services, personnel and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of practice excellence.
St. Elizabeth Acute Rehabilitation Unit is a 30-bed unit to assist patients in regaining independence. The unit admits patients who suffer from stroke, amputation, orthopedic injury, brain injury, burns, spinal cord injury, pain, multiple trauma, neurological disorders and arthritis.
An interdisciplinary team consisting of a physician, rehabilitation nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, social service specialist, case management, psychologist, recreational therapist and dietary specialist collaborate to organize a plan of care specific to each patient.
CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) International is an independent, accrediting body of health and human services. CARF-accredited service providers apply CARF's comprehensive set of standards for quality to their business and service delivery practices. This means they demonstrate conformance to proven standards for business practices and are committed to continuous quality improvement. Each provider’s commitment to excellence is periodically evaluated on site and reconfirmed.