The Stroke Specialty program at Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital has received CARF International accreditation for a period of 3 years.

This marks the third Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) honor that the hospital has received, the others being for its Adult Rehabilitation and Pediatric Rehabilitation programs, and it was given as the result of a rigorous peer review process, notes a media release from Select Medical.

“CARF accreditation validates that we are exceeding industry standards while fulfilling our mission to deliver an exceptional patient experience,” says Scott Guevin, chief executive officer at Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital, in the release. “Our dedicated team strives to achieve excellence every day as we serve the rehabilitation needs of adults, adolescents and children in their journey of healing and recovery. We are incredibly proud to add the stroke specialty program to our esteemed CARF accreditations at Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital.”

The 76-bed Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital is a joint partnership between Select Medical and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The facility provides rehabilitation services for stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputee, wound care, and orthopedics, as well as pediatric and general outpatient rehabilitation.

“Recognition by CARF is the gold standard in rehabilitation,” states Dr Raymond Reichwein, stroke program director and co-director of the Penn State Stroke Center, in the release. “It is a clear signal to our physicians who refer patients to this next level of care, as well as the patients themselves, that Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital provides superior quality and outcomes.”

[Source(s): Select Medical, PR Newswire]