Accreditation recognizes quality of acute rehabilitation program
CARF International announced that Central Maine Medical Center’s inpatient acute rehabilitation unit has been accredited for a period of three years for its acute rehabilitation program. The latest accreditation is the fourth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to Central Maine Medical Center.
This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given 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 its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.
“This accreditation speaks to the tremendous efforts of an exceptional team that serves the needs of patients requiring intense acute rehabilitation,” said Central Maine Healthcare System Director for Rehabilitative and Orthopaedic Services Elizabeth Turcotte, MSN, RN-BC, ONC. “It’s gratifying to work with a team that is so dedicated and skilled at providing these vital services to our post-acute care patients.”
Central Maine Medical Center is a non-profit organization with offices at 300 Main St. in Lewiston. It has been providing inpatient acute rehabilitation services Lewiston-Auburn area since 1986.
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.