Posted Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Newport Hospital’s Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center again earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, known as CARF. The programs that were examined by CARF in the two-day site visit are inpatient hospital rehab programs and stroke specialty programs.
The commission’s three-year accreditation is an indication of “an established pattern of practice excellence,” according to their notification letter to the hospital. The CARF report listed many strengths, including the dedication, motivation and energy of the staff; the high percentage of nurses who are certified rehabilitation registered nurses; the attractive and spacious environment; the medical leadership; and several other characteristics of the rehab program.
Hospital president and CEO August Cordeiro says he is very proud of the rehab center’s performance. “This is a high level of accreditation,” he says, “and it distinguishes our hospital rehab programs from others in the region.”
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