Springfield Memorial Hospital received a rare fivefold accreditation for its rehabilitation services from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). We are the only healthcare organization in Illinois - and one of less than 40 in the world - to receive full, three-year accreditations for five program areas for rehabilitation services:
- inpatient rehabilitation: adults, children and adolescents;
- brain injury inpatient rehabilitation: adults, children and adolescents;
- spinal cord specialty program: adults;
- interdisciplinary outpatient medical rehabilitation: adults, children and adolescents; and
- stroke inpatient specialty program.
Patients and families are served by interdisciplinary teams of physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, therapeutic recreational specialists, dietitians, social workers and chaplains, who develop evidence-based plans of care unique to each patient.
Memorial participates in a national rehabilitation outcomes measurement program, the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation, to ensure the ongoing and improving quality of the services it provides.
Founded in 1966, CARF is an independent, nonprofit organization that accredits programs and services in behavioral health and medical rehabilitation, among other clinical programs, throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.