CARF International announced Southwestern Medical Center (SWMC) has been accredited for a period of three years for its acute rehabilitation program. The latest accreditation is the eighth consecutive three-year accreditation the international accrediting body has given to SWMC.
This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.
“Southwestern Medical Center has been providing inpatient rehabilitation services to southwest Oklahoma for 24 years,” stated LaVonda Harris, rehabilitation director at SWMC. “We provide physical, occupational and speech therapy services to a variety of patients with multiple diagnoses. The nursing and therapy staff are committed to patient care and strive for the patients to achieve their goals. We take pride in our patient outcomes and their overall successes.”
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 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 International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.