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KRH's Rehab/Stroke specialty receives three-year CARF accreditation

The inpatient rehab and stroke specialty programs at The Heath Center, a department of Kalispell Regional Medical Center, received its three year accreditation through its adherence with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Standards. Committed to providing high-quality services to the community of Kalispell, and its surrounding areas, this accreditation speaks to the professionalism and promise of the Inpatient Rehabilitation team to deliver quality services offer specialized care closer to home.

A CARF accreditation provides assurance to persons seeking services that the rehabilitation team has demonstrated conformance to internationally accepted standards, and that these standards are patient-focused, emphasizing an integrated and individualized approach to services and outcomes. This accreditation also indicates that the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation facility is conforming to federal, state and local governmental regulations and is committed to providing the highest quality services possible.

“Sometimes after a hospital stay patients may need additional time to recover before they can return home," explains Mark D. Weber, MD, medical director at Inpatient Rehabillitation. "For the past 20+ years, Kalispell Regional Medical Center and The Health Center have recognized this need and provided an Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Center, where patients who have suffered illnesses, such as strokes, fractures, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, heart problems and joint replacements, can receive care and return to a higher level of functioning.It is my great honor to work with such an accomplished team of professionals.Congratulations to every member of the acute rehabilitation team on a massively successful CARF reacredidation."

This facility is currently ranked in the top 10% nationwide in terms of the quality and outcomes of services provided. Inpatient Rehabilitation is staffed by physicians, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapist and speech therapists, recreational therapist, and a dietician, all of whom are focused on achieving the medical and functional goals a patient will need to get back to their previous quality of life.