Forrest General Rehabilitation Unit achieves CARF accreditation
March 13, 2013 at 4:00 PM CDT - Updated July 11 at 4:10 PM
Forrest General's Rehabilitation Unit is pleased to announce that they have earned a three year accreditation from CARF International (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).
CARF accreditation is recognized in several categories, with the main category designated as Adult Inpatient Specialty. Accreditation in this main specialty alone requires compliance with more than 200 patient care standards. The Rehab Unit also achieved certification in two additional Specialty Programs this year, completing the requirements to be accredited for the first time in the categories of Brain Injury and Amputation Specialty. The interdisciplinary Rehab Unit staff members work together and operate under the hospital's "We C.A.R.E." philosophy to achieve their vision of restoring lives through a team approach. We C.A.R.E. outlines how staff create positive patient experiences by Communicating with Compassion and Courtesy, Acknowledging and taking Action, Respecting and Reassuring the patient and Empathizing and Explaining what is taking place.
"I am extremely proud of the Rehabilitation staff and their ability to continuously provide the level of excellent patient care that the Pine Belt expects from Forrest General," said Brenda Cain, Director of Forrest General's Rehabilitation Unit. "This program seeks and uses input from persons served, personnel and other stakeholders to continuously improve the care given and outcomes achieved. Our vision in the Rehab Unit is to restore lives through a team approach, and we would not be able to achieve that goal without our outstanding staff and physicians. On behalf of the entire Rehabilitation Team, I would like to thank all of the Forrest General staff for their support during this time of accreditation and throughout the year."
Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of human service providers in the areas of aging services, behavioral health, child and youth services, DMEPOS, employment and community services, medical rehabilitation and opioid treatment programs. The CARF family of organizations currently accredits more than 5,500 providers at more than 19,000 locations on five continents. More than 7.2 million persons of all ages are served annually by CARF-accredited providers. For more information, visit www.CARF.org.
For more information on Forrest General's rehabilitation or other services, call FGH OnCall at 1-800-844-4445, or visit forrestgeneral.com.