CHLA is reportedly the only facility in Southern California, and one of just 32 in the world, to receive this category of CARF accreditation—and is the first accreditation CHLA has received from CARF, according to a news release from CHLA.
The new Margie and Robert E. Petersen Rehabilitation Center, part of CHLA’s Division of Rehabilitative Medicine, features 1,750 square feet of space to perform physical and occupational therapy, hearing and speech therapy, social work, and play-centered activities for children with such diagnoses as stroke, cancer, brain and spinal cord injuries and disorders, seizures and rheumatologic disorders.
“Accreditation by CARF means you represent the gold standard in rehabilitative care,” says CHLA President and CEO Paul S. Viviano, in the release. “It tells parents that when their children need to recover from difficult, consuming, exhausting diagnoses, they can come to CHLA and expect innovative, compassionate, accountable care based in research and support for patients and their families.”
“I could not be more proud of our entire rehabilitation team for the tireless work that an accreditation like this requires,” states Kevan Craig, DO, chief of CHLA’s Division of Rehabilitative Medicine. “This honor truly affirms how committed our doctors, nurses, therapists and all staff are to providing effective, multi-pronged care that considers each patient’s entire ecosystem of support, from medical team to parents to community organizations.”
[Source(s): Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Business Wire]