The Rehab Center at MRMC Receives 3-Year CARF Accreditation

June 30, 2010

Mission, TX -- The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) announced that The Rehab Center at Mission Regional Medical Center has been accredited for a period of three years.

This accreditation outcome represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization's substantial conformance to the standards established by CARF. An organization receiving a three-year accreditation outcome has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest measurable and accountable quality.

The Rehab Center also received two exemplary commendations for going above and beyond their expected standards of care for their Fall Prevention Program and Patient Advocacy.

“This assures the community and patients that the Rehab Center at Mission Regional Medical Center has met the most stringent requirements and the highest standard of patient care,” said Karen Dowdall, Program Director. “I’m very proud of the great team effort by the entire staff to obtain the three-year accreditation.”

CARF is an independent, not-for-profit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

The Rehabilitation Center provides in-patient and out-patient rehabilitative services. It is located on the Fifth floor of Mission Regional Medical Center, which is a Joint Commission-accredited acute care medical complex that has served the Mission and surrounding communities since 1954.