After conducting an extensive on-site audit, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) recently awarded Hope Network Neuro Rehabilitation and its entire continuum of inpatient, outpatient, and community-based programs a three-year accreditation – the highest level awarded to medical rehabilitation providers.
Hope Network Neuro Rehabilitation has maintained this level of accreditation with CARF for over 25 years. “Hope Network demonstrated substantial conformance to the standards,” CARF reports. “They have a dedicated, experienced, tenured staff that is striving to provide person-centered programs that address the unique needs of the consumers who choose its programs.”
CARF provides insight on how an organization’s facilities, operations, and patient outcomes compare to best practices established by industry leaders, and is internationally recognized for its impartial, external peer review in the human service field. Achieving CARF accreditation is not a simple matter – surveyors come on-site to conduct interviews with staff, patients, and stakeholders; observe treatment as it is being given; inspect and evaluate every facility; audit organizational documents; and review records of current and former people served – a process that takes place over several days.
“There is an atmosphere of mutual respect and congeniality between staff members and patients,” CARF writes. “Those that had been discharged described that they feel forever bonded to the program.”
They go on to recognize Hope Network strengths, noting the qualifications and experience of staff members, the large variety of resources available to patients and their families, the quality of facilities, and the creative programs designed to help people achieve real life goals.