Mountain View, CA - October 7, 2013 - El Camino Hospital Los Gatos today announced that its Rehabilitation Center has received a full three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for both its Stroke Specialty Program and inpatient rehabilitation programs. The Rehabilitation Center received this accreditation in recognition of its commitment to quality improvement by meeting internationally recognized standards in rehabilitation services.
"The Rehabilitation Center's mission is to help patients recover from acute neurological conditions, traumatic injuries or debilitating illnesses and regain quality of life and independence," said Justin Liu, M.D., medical director of the Rehabilitation Center. "This accreditation is a testament to our team's dedication to quality improvement and constant focus on delivering the best patient-centered care."
The CARF accreditation is the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to a health and human service organization for substantial conformance to the CARF standards. To receive the three-year accreditation, the Rehabilitation Center participated in a rigorous peer review process followed by an on-site survey to demonstrate its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality for its patients and families. Of specific note, the Rehabilitation Center was lauded for its enthusiastic leadership and staff, patient-centered performance management process, advocacy and community involvement, and clean and spacious facility, which includes a unique outdoor therapeutic walking path and healing garden.
The Rehabilitation Center at El Camino Hospital Los Gatos is a 30-bed center staffed with a comprehensive care team of physical, occupational and speech therapists, nurses, case managers, a medical director, neuropsychologist, social workers, rehabilitation internists and healing arts program. Additionally, the center is one of only three serving the West Valley/San Jose area.
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 center 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.
About El Camino Hospital
El Camino Hospital is an acute-care, 443-bed, nonprofit and locally governed organization with campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos, Calif. In addition to state-of-the-art emergency departments, key medical specialties include heart and vascular, cancer care, urology, orthopedic and spine, genomic medicine, and the only Women’s Hospital in Northern California. The hospital is recognized as a national leader in the use of health information technology and wireless communications, and has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center as well as back-to-back ANCC Magnet Recognitions for Nursing Care.