The Rehabilitation Institute at MUMC Awarded Accreditation

(June 29, 2009) - The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center has had four of its programs accredited for a period of three years by the accrediting body, CARF International. The four programs are: • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs - Hospital Comprehensive (Adults) • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs - Hospital Comprehensive (Children and Adolescents) • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs - Hospital: Brain Injury Program (Adults) • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs - Hospital: Stroke Specialty Program (Adults) "This is a prestigious designation and we're very proud. In the state of Georgia, there are only three programs that have achieved accreditation for brain injury, stroke, and pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation programs. The accreditation process is extremely comprehensive and it's a great honor to be recognized as a facility that provides the highest level of care," said Kathy Kleinsteuber, director of The Rehabilitation Institute. To gain the three-year accreditation, The Rehabilitation Institute underwent a rigorous peer review process that included demonstrating to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, this independent, nonprofit accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. The CARF family of organizations currently accredits more than 5,500 providers at more than 19,000 locations on five continents. More than 7.2 million persons of all ages are served annually by CARF-accredited providers. Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital, a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center.