Great River Medical Center’s Inpatient Rehabilitation program has
earned three-year accreditation from CARF International. Specific accreditation
was granted to the adult and stroke rehabilitation programs.
Eleven inpatient rehabilitation programs in Iowa are accredited by CARF
International. Only four Iowa hospitals hold CARF International Stroke
Specialty Program accreditation.
Three-year accreditation is the highest level of accreditation. It is awarded
to organizations that have undergone a rigorous peer-review process and
have demonstrated commitment to providing high-quality programs and services
that are measurable and accountable.
Comments from the survey report include:
- “The rehabilitation leaders are enthusiastic about rehabilitation
and committed to providing a high level of skilled service in the region.”
- “The rehabilitation team and the rehabilitation leadership team,
including the medical director of the program, have long tenure and commitment
to the inpatient rehabilitation program and are advocates for the services
- “The rehabilitation gym, courtyard, transitional apartment and unit
design (which includes a simulated grocery store, functional kitchen,
porch and car) are spacious and well designed.”
- “The on-site library is a valuable resource for patients, their families
and the staff.”
Great River Medical Center received initial accreditation for inpatient
rehabilitation in 2005, and for the stroke program in 2008.
Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities,
CARF International is an independent, not-for-profit accrediting body
that helps organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs
For more information about inpatient rehabilitation services at Great River
Medical Center, please call Great River Snake Alley Rehabilitation at