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Inpatient rehab unit receives 3-year accreditationMonday, April 18, 2005
Aurora BayCare Medical Center’s inpatient rehabilitation unit has received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Aurora BayCare’s inpatient rehab is a six-bed unit that opened in November 2002. It is for patients needing assistance with mobility, cognitive skills and/or communication as a result of a stroke, brain injury, or other major trauma.
CARF accreditation assures that a provider meets rigorous guidelines for service, quality, safety, patient satisfaction, value and commitment to advocacy.
“This is a tremendous achievement we’ve been striving for since we opened two years ago,” said Maija West, manager of rehab services at Aurora BayCare. “The therapy and nursing staff worked diligently to achieve this goal.”
CARF, an international not-for-profit organization that accredits various specialized hospital services, conducted its on-site hospital review this past winter to determine if the inpatient rehab program was meeting the proper standards. Officials reviewed policies and medical records, observed clinical practices, and met with staff and facility leadership in the inpatient rehab unit and throughout the hospital.
Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a full-service tertiary care hospital located on Green Bay’s east side. It opened in September 2001 as a joint effort of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic.
Contact: Michael Spofford (920-445-2165)