Thursday, November 12, 2009
MMH's Inpatient Rehabilitation Program Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation
(Marietta, Ohio, Nov. 12, 2009) – CARF International announced that Marietta Memorial Hospital’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Department (IPR) has been accredited for a period of three years for its Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (adults) and its Stroke Specialty Program. In fact, IPR is the first in the Mid-Ohio Valley and the second hospital in the state to achieve Stroke Specialty Program accreditation.
The latest accreditation is the second consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Department at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable and accountable.
CARF is an independent, not-for-profit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.
The Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system governed by a volunteer board of community members that are committed to providing comprehensive services that meet the needs of our region. We are comprised of a network of two hospitals, outpatient service sites, assisted and long-term care facilities and a retirement community. We work in innovative ways to meet the healthcare challenges of today, while preparing for health needs of our communities in the future.