Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Program Earns Three-Year Accreditation

December 14, 2021

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Program, located at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has once again received accreditation for a period of three years from CARF International, previously known as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Wake Forest Baptist has been accredited by CARF since 2000.

The CARF accreditation applies to the inpatient rehabilitation programs for adults, children and adolescents, and specialty inpatient rehabilitation programs in the areas of adult amputation; adult, child and adolescent brain injuries; and adult, child and adolescent stroke.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and is the region’s only Adult Level I Trauma Center and Pediatric Level I Trauma Center.

“This accreditation is the highest level we can receive and shows the incredible dedication from our entire team to helping our patients who have experienced a life altering injury or illness maximize their quality of life,” said Walter Davis, M.D., section head of physical medicine and rehabilitation and medical director of inpatient rehabilitation at Wake Forest Baptist. “The accreditation included a rigorous peer review process and an on-site visit by a team of surveyors who witnessed our commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.”

Patients may be referred to Wake Forest Baptist’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Program by their families, physicians, social workers, case managers, nurses or other health care professionals.

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 the 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.

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