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Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals

Dedication to excellence earns CARF accreditation

September 18, 2018

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) awarded Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals three-year accreditation for a combined 31 programs across the Lincoln and Omaha campuses.

CARF announced in June that Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals has been accredited for a period of three years for a combined 31 programs across the Lincoln and Omaha campuses. This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals—Omaha Campus, and eighth consecutive three-year accreditation that CARF has given to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals—Lincoln Campus.
“Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals is pleased to be recognized for the vast array of high quality rehabilitation services we provide to individuals of all ages,” said Chris Lee, PT, MSPT, FACHE, vice president of rehabilitation. 

“Achieving CARF accreditation at the Omaha Campus for the first time allows us to expand our ability to offer services across the region, including specialized programs for pediatrics and adults with brain injury, stroke and complex medical conditions,” said Lee.

The accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows Madonna’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. CARF describes organizations receiving a three-year accreditation as putting themselves through a rigorous peer review process, and demonstrating to surveyors its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality. 

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 and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. 

According to the CARF surveyors, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals demonstrates a clear dedication to excellent care experiences for the persons served, as evidenced by engaged leaders, team members, and external stakeholders. They added that the hospitals are spacious, contain state-of-the-art equipment and exhibit a wonderful environment that promotes rehabilitation programs.
Surveyors conducted interviews with key business leaders, business unit resources, personnel who serve patients, stakeholders, community constituents and current and former patients. In addition to the direct interviews, surveyors conduct observations of operations and service delivery, review policies and operational plans and review documents related to program service design and delivery.

To learn more about Madonna's CARF certified programs, click here