"CARF accreditation shows a rehab center has gone above and beyond in the care of its patients. It's like getting a gold star," said Kyla Evans, community education manager for MDMC. "No other inpatient rehab facility in the area has this accreditation -- not even the Cape hospitals. CARF accreditation represents hard work by the entire team on this floor. It also represents a true dedication to each and every patient. We're very proud to have this accreditation."
This special accreditation represents the highest level of achievement that can be awarded to an inpatient rehab facility. To be awarded the CARF accreditation, Missouri Delta Inpatient Rehabilitation Center voluntarily endured a rigorous peer review process during which it was graded on its conformance to over 400 standards established by CARF and demonstrated to the team of surveyors that its programs and services are of the highest quality, according to Evans.
"Our survey was in February," she said. "We got the results the last week of March."
Evans said Missouri Delta Inpatient Rehabilitation Center plans to go through the survey again in three years to renew the accreditation.
Missouri Delta Inpatient Rehab Center is a 12-bed private room facility with a full staff consisting of rehabilitation nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Services include but are not limited to the treatment of stroke, hip fractures, amputations, brain injuries and various neurological disorders.
The facility opened in October 2003.
In 2006, about 180 patients from all over the area received services from the Missouri Delta Inpatient Rehabilitation Center, according to Evans.
While a typical stay is about two weeks, patient stays have been anywhere from three days to three months "depending on the patient's progress, depending on the amount of therapy needed," Evans said.
"Providing individualized care, impressive patient results and a caring and dedicated staff are the things that we are proud of the most," she said.
CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote quality, value and positive outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the patients the facility serves.
For more information call the Missouri Delta Inpatient Rehab Center toll free at 1-800-747-1250.