February 04, 2010GAINESVILLE, Ga. —CARF International recently announced that The Rehabilitation Institute at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has been accredited for a period of three years for its Inpatient Rehabilitation program. The latest accreditation is the seventh consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to NGMC. NGMC’s Inpatient Rehabilitation program is also recognized as a stroke specialty program and was one of the first 20 in the nation to receive the designation in 2006.
This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded 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 and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable and accountable.
"We are very pleased to receive this seventh consecutive Three-Year Accreditation from CARF," says Kevin Gohman, PT, director of Inpatient Rehabilitation at NGMC. "This is further validation of the high quality services provided by our medical director, Holmes Marchman, MD, FAAPMR, and our rehab staff."
The Inpatient Rehabilitation program team at NGMC provides care to patients recovering from conditions such as stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, hip fractures and amputations on a 25-bed dedicated inpatient unit. The team is made up of physical, occupational and speech therapists, a physiatrist, a neuropsychologist, nurses specializing in rehabilitation and case managers.
For more information about the Inpatient Rehabilitation program at NGMC, call 770-219-3835 or click here.
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, the accrediting body establishes consumer focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.