Sanford, FL—CARF International has announced that The Rehabilitation Center at Central Florida Regional Hospital has been accredited for a period of three years for its inpatient medical rehabilitation program.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows The Rehabilitation Center’s substantial conformance to CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable and accountable.

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 that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

“For a young program like ours to achieve three-year CARF accreditation is a major accomplishment,” said Wendy Brandon, CEO, Central Florida Regional Hospital. “Attaining and maintaining CARF-accredited status requires a significant effort, strong teamwork and a commitment at all levels of our organization to providing quality services and enhancing the lives of the people we serve. I am extremely proud of our team and the difference The Rehabilitation Center at Central Florida Regional Hospital is making in the lives of our patients.”

The Rehabilitation Center at Central Florida Regional Hospital, the only facility of its kind in Seminole County, opened on May 27, 2013, to provide acute inpatient rehabilitation for patients with complex conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, amputation or brain injury. The Rehabilitation Center helps patients minimize physical or cognitive disabilities and gain greater independence after illness, injury or surgery. It has 13 large private rooms, a physical therapy gym, independent living suite and 24 hour immediate access to all hospital services. The Rehabilitation Center’s team of doctors, nurses and therapists is dedicated to improving, maintaining or restoring physical strength, cognition and mobility through a customized plan for each patient.