The Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (CIRU) at WMHS was awarded an accreditation for three years by CARF, the international accrediting body for rehabilitation facilities. First opening in 1992, the CIRU at WMHS has been continually accredited by CARF since it became eligible for accreditation in 1995.
This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organizations substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a three-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.
The CIRU at WMHS helps patients learn how to adapt to changes in their physical abilities due to such things as stroke, orthopedic injury or surgery, amputations, spinal cord injuries, brain tumors or other medical conditions. During calendar year 2011, the CIRU at WMHS served nearly 400 patients, providing at least two types of therapy services (physical, occupational, speech/language therapy) for an average of three hours a day. The average age of the patients was 74 and average length of stay in the CIRU was ten days.
Patients indicate that they are extremely satisfied with the CIRU. In the most recent patient satisfaction report from the HealthStream Research Company, patients ranked our CIRU in the 98 percentile for overall rating. Also getting high marks were our coordination of care and service, overall rating of the therapist, timely response to call buttons and listening carefully to patients.
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