Rehabilitation Hospital Earns CARF Accreditation

The Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis, a 20-bed inpatient hospital housed inside Regional Medical Center, has received full accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The accreditation was awarded based on a survey report of the hospital’s facilities, procedures and staff. The report indicated that the rehabilitation programs examined have met and exceeded the requirements to be certified as an accredited institution through CARF and that the rehabilitation services provided are of the highest quality and benefit for patients.

The Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis is an integral part of the continuum of patient care services at Regional Medical Center. The facility has maintained CARF accreditation since it was established in 2003 to meet the post-acute needs of patients throughout the region.

“Our team works diligently to maintain services that comply with CARF standards, and the accreditation is a testament to the quality of care we provide and outstanding outcomes our patients achieve,” said Gail Stewart, Director of Rehabilitation Services. “Our dedicated team of nurses, therapists and other staff, led by medical director Dr. Tewfik Rizk, provide individualized, patient-centered care in a compassionate and professional manner to all we serve.”

CARF granted accreditations to the Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis for Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs for the treatment of both adults and adolescents/children. According to CARF, these achievements are “an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served.”

The accreditation followed a two day survey. During the visit, the survey team examined a number of different areas of the Rehabilitation Hospital and bestowed the accreditations based on the satisfactory and exemplary performances of the staff and facility. Areas that the survey team looked at included adequacy of the facilities and equipment, staff performance and training, program organization and quality of patient care.

The CARF accreditation is valid for three years, and the report following this recent survey noted a number of improvements and great progress made in the hospital’s rehabilitation programs in recent years. In the survey report, CARF held a number of areas within The Rehabilitation Hospital at Memphis with very high regard. The report indicated that the hospital has a positive and organized rehabilitation program that is dedicated to providing the best care and service possible for its patients, with a special notice of the rehabilitation program’s emphasis on the use of modern technology. The staff was praised for their solid teamwork and communication, and the leadership team received several overwhelmingly positive remarks for their dedication to serving patients, strong involvement with the staff, and their strategic plan.