Inpatient Rehab Receives CARF Re-accreditation

Bayhealth’s Inpatient Rehabilitation has been awarded a three-year accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This accreditation, which was an extension of an already in-place accreditation, extends through Jan. 31, 2022.

CARF accreditation is an international program that promotes quality, value and optimal outcomes for rehabilitation programs. Achieving this accreditation signifies that Inpatient Rehabilitation provides the highest quality, value and optimal outcomes for our patients. Inpatient Rehabilitation also holds individual accreditation from CARF as a Stroke Specialty Program.

The unit’s re-accreditation was awarded while the department was still at Bayhealth Milford Memorial; the CARF accreditation transfers with the unit to Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus. The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit treats a variety of patients, including those who have suffered a stroke, spinal cord injury, orthopaedic conditions, amputation, and more. Staff work with patients to address physical and medical challenges, such as mobility issues, self-care, feeding, swallowing, communication, and problem solving.

 

 

The department’s re-accreditation follows an intense two-day survey where 1,800 standards were considered. The CARF accreditation is not required of the unit, but Bayhealth has been committed to achieving this recognition for several years. “By doing this, we’re choosing to set ourselves apart from others,” said Nurse Manager Kim Beddow, MSN, RN, CNML. “We’re committed to making sure we’re proactive in improving the care we provide.” An example of this is rehabilitation’s work to refocus on patient outcomes. Rather than looking at outcomes on a monthly or quarterly basis, Beddow said the team discusses patient outcomes every day in their huddles.

Program Director Margaret Gulledge said receiving their re-accreditation validates the work they’ve done to provide excellence in rehabilitative care. She credits how well the Inpatient Rehabilitation team works together in achieving CARF again. In fact, the surveyors pointed to the department’s teamwork as a reason for their success. “The interdisciplinary team of dedicated professionals is a true strength of the rehabilitation program,” surveyors noted in the document regarding the survey. “The quality of their work, which stems from their individual enthusiasm, expertise, and caring, is further enhanced by their cooperative working relationships. They also demonstrate a commitment to providing the best care possible to their patients.”

Staff at the Bayhealth Inpatient Rehabilitation, Sussex Campus are driven to give patients the tools necessary to gain their independence. Visit Bayhealth.org/Inpatient-Rehabilitation to learn more about the services provided at the Inpatient Rehabilitation.

Screen Shot 2016-04-22 at 7.24.15 AM

Sign up for you free digital subscription of The Weekly Review, delivered directly to your email every Tuesday morning. A quick cover-to-cover read to catch up on the news of the week and experience great stories about our local communities. Sign up for your free email subscription below.

 

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest News

DSHA Helps People Kiss Their Landlord Goodbye

Homeownership seems like an impossible dream for many people, especially those with low to moderate incomes. Delaware State Housing...

Land exchange approved between City and Library

On Feb. 22, Milford City Council voted to complete a land exchange between the city and the Milford Public Library. This exchange was related...

Milford LIVE Weekly Review – February 23, 2021

Open the Weekly Review PDF Here This Week's Top Headlines Include: Headlines Justin Haggerty named MHS Homecoming King Culture Milford Museum Presents “Then, Now” Exhibit Fr. Johnny at St....

DBCC Young Survivors in Action: Mary Leard

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s Young Survivors in Action program helps younger women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer navigate their diagnosis, treatment,...

Milford police facility architect contract awarded

On Feb. 22, Milford City Council voted to award Becker Morgan with the architectural contract for the new police facility that was approved by...

Must Read

DSHA Helps People Kiss Their Landlord Goodbye

Homeownership seems like an impossible dream for many people, especially those with low to moderate incomes. Delaware State Housing...

Land exchange approved between City and Library

On Feb. 22, Milford City Council voted to complete a land exchange between the city and the Milford Public...

Milford LIVE Weekly Review – February 23, 2021

Open the Weekly Review PDF Here This Week's Top Headlines Include: Headlines Justin Haggerty named MHS Homecoming King Culture Milford Museum Presents “Then,...
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -