LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) announced that UofL Health – Frazier Rehabilitation Institute has been accredited for a period of three years for its Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs, Comprehensive Spinal Cord Medicine Program, Brain Injury Program and Stroke Rehabilitation Program. The latest accreditation is the 51st consecutive three-year accreditation that the international body has given to Frazier Rehab Institute.
“CARF is an independent nonprofit organization that surveys and provides an analysis of rehab hospitals nationally and internally,” said Daniel Hudson, CEO of Frazier Rehab Institute. “A team of surveyors reviewed more than 1,500 standards of care at Frazier Rehab Institute and gave us advice and guidance. Through this effort, we can compare our work to other rehab hospitals and know the path we need to take to be the best rehab hospital in the U.S.”
The accreditation decision represents the highest level of certification given to a rehab hospital and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.
“Because of this accreditation, Frazier Rehab Institute patients can know we are a high-quality facility that provides excellent care and produces wonderful outcomes,” said Darryl Kaelin, M.D., medical director of Frazier Rehab Institute. “CARF accreditation is really a stamp of approval that indicates patients will have their best shot at recovery here.”
Frazier Rehab Institute has been the regional leader in rehabilitation services since 1951. In addition to the inpatient facility in downtown Louisville, Frazier Rehab Institute offers 20 outpatient rehab locations across the region.
CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at CARF.org/Home.