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Published on November 30, 2011

Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital Remains Only Facility in Five-State Region to Hold Prestigious Accreditations for Quality Patient Care

No Other Providers in Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, West Virginia or Delaware Hold All Four Quality Designations

Rockville, Md. - Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland has been re-accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International in all four specialty areas – brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation and stroke. This reaffirms Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital as the only hospital in a five-state area to hold specialty accreditations from CARF International for care of hospitalized patients in all four areas.

“These designations represent the high quality, comprehensive care that the doctors, nurses, therapists and staff at Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland provide to our patients,” said Doris Reinhart, Vice President and Administrator of Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland. “We thank the Commission for this special recognition.”

These accreditations represent the highest level of recognition that can be awarded to a rehabilitation hospital. Each specialty accreditation lasts for three years. Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital was accredited for its stroke and amputation care in 2008 and for its brain injury and spinal cord injury programs in 2010. With the recent re-accreditations, all of the specialties are now on the same three-year re-accreditation cycle.

"These accreditations demonstrate the exceptional care that stroke, amputation, brain injury and spinal cord injury patients receive from the team at Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland," said Dr. Terrence Sheehan, chief medical officer of Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland. ”We work to help these and all of our patients learn how to adapt to life following injuries and life-altering conditions.”

In order to obtain the CARF accreditations, Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital completed a rigorous, peer-reviewed application process as well as a two-day site survey by a CARF team. The process required the rehabilitation team to demonstrate the hospital's commitment to providing the highest quality of care for patients with stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injuries, amputations and other conditions that cause functional limitations, such as, orthopedic and neurological conditions.

“It's great to be recognized for the outstanding care we offer across all of our specialty programs,” stated Erica Druin, program outcomes manager at Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland. “These accreditations reflect our continued commitment to provide excellent patient care.”

Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, has locations in Rockville and Takoma Park, as well as outpatient sites in Rockville and Silver Spring. The various locations provide a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services including treatment for brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, strokes, amputations, orthopedic injuries and surgeries, sports-related injuries, work-related injuries, cardiopulmonary conditions and neurological disorders.

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.

Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland is the first and only acute rehabilitation hospital in Montgomery County. The facility first opened our doors in January 2001 to offer specialized inpatient and outpatient treatment for persons with functional limitations. Services include comprehensive rehabilitation programs for brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, strokes, amputations, orthopedic injuries and surgeries, sports- related injuries, work-related injuries, cardiopulmonary conditions and neurological disorders. Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland is part of the Adventist HealthCare, which includes hospitals, home health agencies and other health care services.

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