OKLAHOMA CITY – Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital in Oklahoma City has been awarded a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, better known as CARF. It is the highest level of accreditation an organization providing rehabilitation services can receive.
“This demonstrates our commitment to the patients,” said Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Oklahoma City CEO Sharon Smeltzer. “It shows our desire to become the rehabilitation facility of choice for patients.”
CARF is an international nonprofit that measures and improves the quality of programs and services an organization offers. To become CARF accredited, Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital voluntarily put itself through a rigorous peer review process. A team of experts from rehabilitation medicine surveyed the facility to ensure it was providing the highest level of patient care.
“We continually go above and beyond the standards of what is expected for a rehabilitation service, and this accreditation shows the hard work of everyone on staff,” said Albert Bisson, MD, who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. “Patients are able to come to Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital knowing that they’re getting the best care around.”
Built in 2012, the 50-bed, $22 million hospital was designed with patient input from those who have first-hand rehabilitation experience. The center provides a number of rehabilitation services for patients recovering from strokes, brain or spinal-cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries, and other conditions.
Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Oklahoma City is located at 5401 W. Memorial Road in Oklahoma City. To learn more, call 405-384-5250.