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St. Mary's Again Receives Three-Year CARF Accreditation
03/01/2011

CARF International has announced that St. Mary's Rehabilitation Institute has received a Three-Year CARF Accreditation in January 2011 for the following identified programs:

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

CARF is an independent, non-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 now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.  Achieving accreditation requires a service provider to meet extensive standards of care, commit to quality improvement and place its focus on the unique needs and results of services for each of the persons the provider serves.

"This significant achievement is a further indication of our organization's dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the patients we serve," says Frank Conkling, Director of St. Mary's Rehabilitation Institute.  "This accreditation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility and shows our substantial conformance to the CARF standards."

St. Mary's Rehabilitation Institute is the only CARF-accredited inpatient hospital rehabilitation program in the Evansville area.  The Stroke Specialty Accreditation is the only one within 87 miles, while the Brain Injury Accreditation is the only one within 96 miles of Evansville. 

St. Mary's Rehabilitation Institute has achieved CARF accreditation since 1986.  This current authorization is good through November 2013, at which time we will reapply.  St. Mary's Rehabilitation Institute is located on St. Mary's main campus at 3700 Washington Avenue in Evansville. 

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