Published on June 16, 2014

St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Institute Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Institute is excited to announce it has been reaccredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) International for a period of three years for the following programs:

  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital (Adults)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital (Children and Adolescents)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital: Brain Injury Specialty Program (Adults)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital: Brain Injury Specialty Program (Children and Adolescents)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital: Stroke Specialty Program (Adults)

St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Institute is the only CARF accredited inpatient hospital rehabilitation program in Evansville. The Stroke Specialty and Brain Injury Specialty Accreditation is the only one within 100 miles of Evansville.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization 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. St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Institute has achieved CARF accreditation since 1986.

About St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Institute

Located on St. Mary’s campus, St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Institute provides acute medical and comprehensive rehabilitative services in a pleasant and comfortable environment. Our on-campus location allows the rehabilitation patient to benefit from the entire scope of acute care services available at St. Mary’s, including specialist consults and any additional diagnostic testing that may need to continue during the rehabilitation phase of care.

About St. Mary’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Services

In collaboration with St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Institute, St. Mary’s Hospital for Women & Children offers an acute inpatient pediatric rehabilitation program on the Pediatric Unit. Children ages 15 and younger are assessed to determine which inpatient rehabilitation location – Pediatrics or the Rehabilitation Institute – best meet the patient/family needs for rehabilitation. The pediatric program is designed to meet the needs of pediatric patients who have, or may have temporary or permanent disabilities. It allows children who need rehabilitation services to remain close to home and family – allowing for less disruption in the daily activities of parents.

About CARF

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


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