Willis-Knighton Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Dec 01, 2016

The Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International has renewed the accreditation of Willis-Knighton Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute for a three-year cycle. The accreditation covers both inpatient and outpatient medical rehabilitation programs offered by Willis-Knighton.

The CARF designation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to rehabilitation facilities and demonstrates Willis-Knighton’s commitment to meeting the CARF standards. The process includes a rigorous peer review process by a team of surveyors who make site visits to assure that an organization’s programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable and accountable.

Willis-Knighton Physical Medical & Rehabilitation Institute is one of only ten CARF- accredited inpatient rehabilitation facilities and one of only two outpatient medical rehabilitation facilities with the designation in Louisiana. Willis-Knighton has the only CARF-accredited medical rehabilitation program for either inpatient or outpatient programs north of I-10. It has been continuously accredited by CARF for the past 30 years. 

Willis-Knighton’s inpatient unit achieved accreditation for Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital (Adult, Children and Adolescents). All five outpatient rehabilitation clinics were surveyed and gained accreditation for Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs (Adult, Children and Adolescents). The inpatient rehabilitation program and the two outpatient clinics currently located at Willis-Knighton Medical Center will move to the new WK Rehabilitation Institute facility on Line Avenue in January.

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