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Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network Receives Three-year CARF Accreditations

ALLENTOWN, PA – The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has re-accredited Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Allentown, including its unit in Monroe County and its Pediatric Unit in Bethlehem, for a period of three years for the following programs:

  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital (Adults) – Allentown and Monroe
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital (Pediatric Specialty Program)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital: Amputation Specialty Program (Adults)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital: Brain Injury Specialty Program (Adults)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital: Spinal Cord System of Care (Adults)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital: Stroke Specialty Program (Adults)
  • Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs: Spinal Cord System of Care (Adults)

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital has been accredited by CARF since 1983. CARF is an independent, non-profit accrediting organization, which works to ensure that high standards of care and quality are met by its accredited inpatient rehabilitation providers.

In 2015, Good Shepherd sought and achieved accreditation for seven programs. This year’s re-accreditation (2018) applies to the same seven programs.

Organizations receiving three-year CARF accreditation undergo a rigorous peer review process and demonstrate to a team of surveyors, during an onsite review, that their program is of the highest quality.

“CARF accreditation is considered the gold standard for specialized rehabilitation providers,” says Frank Hyland, MS, PT, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network Executive Director. “Health-care decisions can be difficult for patients to navigate, especially when looking for inpatient rehabilitation for conditions like stroke, traumatic brain and/or spinal cord injury. CARF accreditations provide consumers with an objective data point to use in making their decision.”

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Media inquiries:
Lynn Gerlach
lgerlach@gsrh.org
610-776-3553