Mercy Rehab Hospital Receives Accreditation for Spinal Cord Injury

April 4, 2018

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis received CARF accreditation for its spinal cord injury specialty program, adding to the four other accreditations in comprehensive rehabilitation, stroke, brain injury and amputation. Mercy is the only rehabilitation hospital in the area with all five CARF accreditations.

The accreditation, the highest level that can be given to an inpatient rehabilitation facility, demonstrates Mercy’s commitment to the international standards for quality and CARF standards.

“Our focus has always been on what’s best for our patients, regardless why they’re with us,” said Julie Bantle, interim CEO of Mercy Rehab Hospital St. Louis. “With all five CARF accreditations it highlights the exceptional care our team provides our patients.”

Therapist at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis working with a patient. Therapist at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis working with a patient.

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis has been providing comprehensive rehab, stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurological, amputation and burn rehabilitation in the St. Louis area since 2007. 

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

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis, a 82-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital, offers all-private rooms complete with televisions, telephones and wireless internet capabilities. In addition to caring for general rehabilitation diagnoses, Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis specializes in inpatient programs for conditions of stroke, brain injury, orthopedic, cardio/pulmonary, amputations, spinal cord and neurological disorders. Other services offered include on-site dialysis treatment, respiratory care and wound care.