Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Mercy Health - Cincinnati which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that CARF International has accredited Fairfield Hospital for a period of three years for its adult inpatient rehabilitation program.

The latest accreditation is the third consecutive three-year accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, has given to Fairfield Hospital.

CARF also accredited Fairfield Hospital’s stroke specialty adult inpatient rehabilitation program for the second consecutive three-year term.

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 during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

“As CARF accreditation confirms, Fairfield Hospital’s acute inpatient rehabilitation programs are top quality. They provide patients with an optimum level of recovery,” said Thomas Urban, Mercy Health North Market President and Fairfield Hospital CEO. “Our unit is staffed by a medical director who is a physiatrist specializing physical medicine and rehabilitation and a comprehensive rehabilitation team. They coordinate their efforts to help our patients reach their highest level of functional independence before returning to their home or residence.”

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