Published on August 03, 2015

Parkview Center for Rehabilitation earns three-year CARF accreditation

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The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) recently announced Parkview Center for Rehabilitation has earned their seventh consecutive, three-year term of accreditation. CARF International Accreditation demonstrates a rehabilitation program’s quality, transparency and commitment to the satisfaction of the persons served. CARF is considered the gold standard accrediting body for rehabilitation programs. Parkview is the only CARF accredited program in the region.

“I am extremely proud to be part of the Parkview Center for Rehabilitation team, that has been providing the highest quality rehab care to our community since 1994,” said Sarah Schultz, RN, CRRN, Parkview Center for Rehabilitation Director.

In order to receive CARF International’s three-year term of accreditation, Parkview voluntarily put itself through a rigorous peer review process and demonstrated to a team of surveyors, during a multi-day onsite visit, its programs and services are the highest quality, measurable and accountable. Parkview Center for Rehabilitation had to show a commitment to quality improvement, focus on the unique needs of each patient and monitor results for each program and service delivered. The program had to meet CARF’s stringent international standards. Earning the accreditation is a reflection on the entire Parkview Center for Rehabilitation team that meets or exceeds standards on a consistent, daily basis.

Parkview Center for Rehabilitation is a 15-bed, acute inpatient unit located within Parkview Medical Center. “Having a successful seventh CARF survey helps us to maintain and extend ourselves to continuously provide care to our patients above and beyond other acute inpatient rehab facilities,” explained Dr. Steven Kinnett, Parkview Center of Rehabilitation Medical Director.

About Parkview Medical Center

Founded in 1923, Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including a verified Level III Trauma Center along with exceptional comprehensive cardiac and orthopedic care. Parkview Health System is the leader in all service lines in our service area. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.

Parkview Health System is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with approximately 3,000 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 370 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $232 million to the economy.