CareMeridian Scottsdale Receives CARF Accreditation
May 31, 2012
PHOENIX, AZ (May 30, 2012) – CareMeridian, a leading provider of post-acute care alternatives, is pleased to announce that it has received CARF accreditation for its Scottsdale facility. CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. This is the first of the CareMeridian facilities undertaking the process for CARF accreditation.
CARF objectives are to elevate the standards of care for the populations served. A voluntary program, CARF accreditation seeks conformance with a commonly held higher standard, with its roots in patient-centered care, and a focus on measured patient outcomes.
“CARF accreditation is recognized internationally as the gold benchmark in rehabilitation and we are thrilled to receive acknowledgement that we are providing exemplary conformance to the Commission standards,” said Rita Pathmanaban, Vice President, Clinical Programs and Quality Assurance. “It confirms that we have a Brain Injury program that meets gold star standards and are willing to maintain those standards. We look forward to completing the process for all of our facilities.”
In the CARF Survey Report for CareMeridian Scottsdale, it stated that “CareMeridian’s brain injury residential rehabilitation program is an important and valuable component of CareMeridian and its Phoenix/Scottsdale continuum of care. The organization (CareMeridian) is characterized by dedicated and committed staff and leadership who are well aware of and responsive to the needs of persons served.”
In addition to CARF accreditation for CareMeridian Scottsdale, all other CareMeridian facilities have received the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission, which is awarded to facilities that exceed the Commission’s high standards for healthcare quality and safety.
CareMeridian, a partner of The MENTOR Network, provides a continuum of high quality, cost-effective post-acute care and rehabilitation options to people of all ages with brain, spinal cord and other life-altering injuries and medically-complex illnesses. With program locations throughout the Western United States, CareMeridian offers a distinctive service delivery model, merging an experienced and skilled health care and rehabilitation team with state-of-the-art technology in community-based program settings designed to meet the unique needs of those we serve at every stage of their recovery.
The MENTOR Network is a national network of local providers serving at-risk youth, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and people with brain, spinal cord and other catastrophic illnesses and injuries in nearly 40 states. To learn more, please visit thementornetwork.com.
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