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St. Joseph's Hospital earns rehab program accreditation

Jan 15, 2019

Peer review and on-site survey affirms rehabilitation services provide measurable quality

TUCSON (Jan. 15, 2019) – The Inpatient Rehabilitation program at Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital has received three-year accreditation from CARF International, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

man doing rehab on balance barsCarondelet’s Inpatient Rehab staff at collaborates with other specialized healthcare providers to help patients regain skills to return home after an illness or injury. The program includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, rehabilitation nursing, rehabilitation psychology, social work, and orthotic and prosthetic consultation.

Rehabilitation services at Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital are personalized for each individual, designed to help patients and their families understand their recovery plan and provide one-on-one education, said Teri Flanagan, PT, director of Rehabilitation Services.

Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital earned the accreditation following a rigorous peer review process. A team of surveyors visited the hospital to verify that its rehabilitation services are measurable, accountable and meet CARF quality standards.

young male therapist helping elderly woman in rehab“Our staff works hard to help each patient navigate the road to recovery. We focus on the physical, cognitive and emotional well-being of our patients, helping them re-acquire former skills or learn new ways of doing things,” said Flanagan.

“We are extremely pleased to be recognized for the quality of care to provided our rehabilitation patients,” added Carondelet Health Network CEO Mark Benz. “Accreditation is a testament to our caring, committed staff who challenge themselves to give their very best to our patients.”

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities that establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

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