Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis Receives Inpatient Rehabilitation AccreditationMay 27, 2021
Saint Francis Healthcare is honored to be recognized by the Commission of Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for inpatient rehabilitation services offered at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis.
“Earning the CARF accreditation represents our team’s continued effort to set high standards of care for our rehabilitation patients,” said Sally Deitch, Saint Francis Healthcare Market CEO. “By achieving this three-year accreditation, our patients, their families, and members of our medical community can be assured that our program has met and maintained high quality rehabilitation standards.”
The Commission of Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides accreditation for Inpatient, Outpatient and Home & Community-based rehabilitation programs. For a program to receive accreditation, more than 600 standards set by CARF and refined by professionals must be adopted, followed over a period of time, and assessed by CARF surveryors. These standards cover all aspects of care and life adjustments that a patient may face after a life-changing event.
“At some point in our lives, just about everyone will need some type of rehabilitation due to an injury, surgery or medical conditions, such as a stroke,” said Christa Polk, Inpatient Rehabilitation Program Director at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis. “With Saint Francis Hospital continuing to maintain high standards that meet or exceed regional and national outcomes set by CARF, we are able to show the community and our patients that we are committed to providing quality care and meet their needs that will help them return home.”The accreditation findings read, in part: “The inpatient rehabilitation unit consistently produces clinical outcomes that outperform the region and nation. The rehabilitation team is commended for its dedication to and compassion for the patients and families served.