CARF International announced that Good Samaritan has been accredited for
a period of three years for its Rehabilitation program. The latest accreditation
is the sixth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international
accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Good Samaritan. For the second
time, the Rehabilitation Center also achieved a Three-Year Accreditation
for stroke care.
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. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site
visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable,
accountable, and of the highest quality.
“Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Center works endlessly to provide the
best, state-of-the-art care to benefit our patients,” said Rob McLin,
President and CEO of Good Samaritan. “The team is always willing
and excited to learn more and provide better care and therapy techniques
CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to
promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a
consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives
of the persons served. The accrediting body establishes consumer-focused
standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their
programs and services.
“Receiving our accreditation from CARF illustrates the passion we
have for providing the best care to our patients,” stated Stephen
Wissel, Director of the Rehabilitation Center. “Good Samaritan’s
Rehabilitation Center provides our patients with excellent outcomes, enabling
most to return home after a major health care crisis.”
The Rehabilitation Center treats more than 100 stroke patients every year
and one of the department’s main goals is to increase the awareness
of stroke symptoms, even in the younger population. The quicker the patient
gets access to care, the better chance there is for recovery. The Rehabilitation
Center promotes the following national stroke emergency FAST campaign:
F – Does one side of the FACE droop?
A – Is one ARM weaker than the other?
S – Is SPEECH slurred?
T – TIME…If you observe any of these signs, get help immediately.
For additional information, contact Good Samaritan’s Rehabilitation
Center at 812-885-3601.