Posted on: December 4, 2018
West Haverstraw, NY – CARF International has announced that Helen Hayes Hospital has once again been accredited for a period of three years. This accreditation is the seventh consecutive three-year accreditation awarded by the international accrediting body to the specialty physical rehabilitation hospital.
The hospital has received accreditation for 12 rehabilitation programs, one of the largest numbers of accredited programs bestowed by CARF to any one organization. Accredited programs at the hospital include:
- Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital (Adults)
- Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Amputation Specialty Program (Adults)
- Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Brain Injury Specialty Program (Adults)
- Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Brain Injury Specialty Program (Children & Adolescents)
- Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Spinal Cord Specialty Program (Adults)
- Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Spinal Cord Specialty Program (Children & Adolescents)
- Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Stroke Specialty Program (Adult)
- Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs – Brain Injury Specialty Program (Adult)
- Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs – Brain Injury Specialty Program (Children & Adolescents)
- Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs – Spinal Cord Specialty Program (Adult)
- Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs – Spinal Cord Specialty Program (Children & Adolescents)
- Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs – Stroke (Adults)
A Three-Year Accreditation designation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows Helen Hayes Hospital’s superior conformance to CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to an on-site team of surveyors its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.
“The CARF survey team commented on the outstanding reputation Helen Hayes Hospital has as being a leader of rehab hospitals all over the country,” said the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, Edmund J. Coletti. “This recent on-site visit highlighted the excellent care our patients receive and showcased our extraordinary, state-of-the art facility.”
Within the accreditation report, surveyors highlighted a large number of hospital strengths, including the excellent patient-centered care provided by the hospital’s experienced clinical staff members; the wide variety of community outreach programs offered by the hospital, including those that advocate for disabled individuals, aid in the adjustment to disability, and promote injury prevention; the incredibly effective team communication channels present at the hospital which allow for the comprehensive alignment of patient care towards goals; the hospital’s full-service onsite prosthetic and orthotic lab and fabrication suite; the hospital’s Smart Apartment, which provides a high-tech model of a home fitted with rehabilitative technology solutions; the culture of continuous learning present among clinicians and other staff at the hospital; and the wellness programs offered at the hospital for patients and community members, including adaptive sports, support groups, a gym, meditation and more.
“This accreditation highlights our incredibly dedicated and experienced clinical staff, our commitment to providing effective, evidence-based rehab options, and our dedication to providing our patients with a comprehensive continuum of care—all of which contribute to our consistently excellent outcomes and overwhelmingly positive reviews,” said Dr. Marjorie King, the hospital’s Chief Medical Officer.
Helen Hayes Hospital is one of the nation’s leading specialty rehabilitation hospitals, providing a range of inpatient, outpatient and specialty care to individuals recovering from brain and spinal cord injury, amputation and stroke, as well as cardiopulmonary, orthopedic and neurological disorders. Founded in 1900, it is operated by the New York State Department of Health and is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System.
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 www.carf.org.