The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, better known as
CARF International, has announced that
North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital has been re-accredited with no recommendations – an accomplishment
achieved by only 3 percent of facilities surveyed worldwide.
This latest re-accreditation applies to the hospital’s adult inpatient
rehabilitation and stroke specialty programs. It is the eighth consecutive
voluntary 3-year accreditation that CARF International has awarded to
North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital since the facility’s inception in 1995.
Our mission is to maximize functional independence for every patient, every
time,” explains Sybil Paulson, the hospital’s administrator.
“Re-accreditation is a testament to the staff’s dedication
to helping our patients achieve their quality of life goals.”
North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital is the only facility of its kind in
a seven-parish area accredited by CARF International. It is also home
to one of only five CARF-accredited stroke specialty programs in Louisiana.
An 8,000 square-foot treatment area, featuring a kitchen and laundry area
for patients to practice daily living skills, anchors the hospital. A
transitional living apartment, therapeutic garden and aquatic center also
are among the hospital’s amenities with a rehabilitative purpose.
Patients who may benefit from inpatient rehabilitation often have had a
stroke or other brain injury; surgery for joint replacement or other orthopedic
or spinal cord injuries; or diagnosis of a neurological disorder, arthritis
or other congenital conditions.
CARF International’s decision represents the highest level of accreditation
that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s
substantial conformance to the commission’s standards. An organization
receiving a 3-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer
review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site
visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable,
accountable and of the highest quality.
CARF International 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, CARF International establishes consumer-focused standards
to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs
For more information, call North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital at (985) 230-2678.