Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Awarded 3-Year CARF Accreditation11/4/2009
Allentown, PA – CARF, The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, recently accredited Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital for a period of three years for the following programs:
• Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (children, adolescents, adults) – Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital-Allentown, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation at Pocono Medical Center and Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Unit, Bethlehem
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital has been accredited by CARF since 1983. In 2007, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital’s Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Specialty Program became the first such program in the region to receive CARF accreditation. Organizations that receive a three-year CARF accreditation undergo a rigorous peer review process and demonstrate to a team of surveyors, during an onsite visit, that their program is of the highest quality.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital includes a 70-bed hospital at Good Shepherd Plaza, 850 S. Fifth Street in Allentown, a 12-bed unit at Pocono Medical Center, 206 E. Brown Street, East Stroudsburg, and the 16-bed Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Unit, 2855 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. Click here for all Good Shepherd locations.
CARF is an independent, non-profit accrediting organization founded in 1966 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 people served. The CARF accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.