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Hospital’s Rehabilitation Program Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

DAYTON, OHIO (October 21, 2009) – Miami Valley Hospital was recently awarded a three-year accreditation from CARF International, (formerly known as the commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) for fifteen of its programs which are a part of Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio (RIO). The programs receiving accreditations include:

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Program for:

  • Inpatient Rehabilitation (Adults, Children and Adolescents)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Spinal Cord Injury (Adults, Children and Adolescents)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Stroke Specialty

The Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Program (CORP) for:

  • Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Program - Brain Injury (Adults, Children and Adolescents)
  • Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Program - Spinal Cord System of Care (Adults, Children and Adolescents)

The HIRE Program for:

  • Vocational Services - Brain Injury Program

The ProWork Center for:

  • Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Program
  • Occupational Rehabilitation Programs - Comprehensive Services
  • Employment Service - Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation Services

“We are very proud of earning these accreditations,” said Anthony Jacob, MD, medical director over rehabilitation services. “It shows what we have known all along-that Miami Valley Hospital provides the best rehabilitative care possible for our patients.”

In order to receive the three-year accreditation, Miami Valley Hospital voluntarily put itself through a rigorous peer review process and demonstrated the high quality of its programs and services to a team of surveyors during a site visit.

RIO is one of the country's largest and most comprehensive rehabilitation services providers based in a community hospital. It's staffed by a team of physiatrists and more than 100 other health professionals.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body that establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. These standards are used to determine how well an organization is serving its consumers and how it can continually strive to improve the care provided to its patients and their families.