Inpatient Rehabilitation Program earns reaccreditation

Great River Medical Center’s Inpatient Rehabilitation program has earned three-year accreditation from CARF International. Specific accreditation was granted to the adult and stroke rehabilitation programs.

Eleven inpatient rehabilitation programs in Iowa are accredited by CARF International. Only four Iowa hospitals hold CARF International Stroke Specialty Program accreditation.

Three-year accreditation is the highest level of accreditation. It is awarded to organizations that have undergone a rigorous peer-review process and have demonstrated commitment to providing high-quality programs and services that are measurable and accountable.

Comments from the survey report include:

  • “The rehabilitation leaders are enthusiastic about rehabilitation and committed to providing a high level of skilled service in the region.”
  • “The rehabilitation team and the rehabilitation leadership team, including the medical director of the program, have long tenure and commitment to the inpatient rehabilitation program and are advocates for the services they provide.”
  • “The rehabilitation gym, courtyard, transitional apartment and unit design (which includes a simulated grocery store, functional kitchen, porch and car) are spacious and well designed.”
  • “The on-site library is a valuable resource for patients, their families and the staff.”

Great River Medical Center received initial accreditation for inpatient rehabilitation in 2005, and for the stroke program in 2008.

Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International is an independent, not-for-profit accrediting body that helps organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

For more information about inpatient rehabilitation services at Great River Medical Center, please call Great River Snake Alley Rehabilitation at (319) 768-4200.