Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation and Specialty Stroke Rehabilitation Programs at Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital Achieve Three-Year CARF Accreditation

(CINCINNATI; December 1, 2014) - Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the acute inpatient rehabilitation program at Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital has achieved accreditation for a period of three years from independent accrediting body CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) International.

The program also earned accreditation for its specialty stroke rehabilitation program for adults.

This latest accreditation renews and expands the accreditation that CARF International awarded the Fairfield Hospital program three years ago and is the highest level of accreditation that CARF can award an organization.

“Since opening the acute inpatient rehabilitation program in December of 2009, we have been determined to provide the very best practices in acute inpatient rehabilitation services and specialty stroke rehabilitation services to Fairfield Hospital patients,” said Thomas Urban, Mercy Health North Market Leader and President. “Our patients can see our second CARF International accreditation not just as a sign of quality but also as a sign of the dedication and commitment of all our inpatient rehabilitation caregivers and staff to help our patients heal and resume their daily lives.” 

The beautifully appointed acute inpatient rehabilitation unit sits within the hospital, allowing patients receiving acute rehabilitative services to remain on an inpatient basis during their stay. This requires less transport coordination, closer contact with the healthcare team and increased camaraderie with other patients on the unit. Patients receive daily therapy from an interdisciplinary team of physical, occupational and speech therapists and nurses who collaborate with the patient’s physician to deliver rehabilitative services according to individual treatment plans. 

“It was important to us to be able to offer such advanced rehabilitative services right here in Butler County,” said Urban. “Families can have their loved ones close to home and be greater participants in their care and recovery. This is very much in line with Mercy Health’s mission to help people in our communities be well.”

In order to receive the three-year accreditation, Fairfield Hospital went through a rigorous peer review process, demonstrating to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering rehabilitation programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.

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 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 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.