The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) announced that Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation’s acute inpatient rehabilitation unit has been accredited for a period of three years through June 30, 2023. This is the third consecutive accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to ECMC. The first was awarded in 2014.
“This achievement is an indication of ECMC’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served,” read a letter issued by CARF. “Services, personnel and documentation clearly indicate an establishment pattern of conformance to standards. Your organization should take pride in achieving this high level of accreditation.”
ECMC President and CEO Thomas J, Quatroche Jr., Ph.D., said, “To receive this third consecutive accreditation is further confirmation of the expertise and dedication of our entire rehabilitation team of physicians, nurses and therapists. Knowing the added challenges this year due to the pandemic, I am especially proud of our rehab clinicians for their resilience, reliability and continuing delivery of quality services to their patients. Their commitment to maintaining the high-quality level of ECMC’s rehabilitation services contributed significantly to this important reaccreditation, which benefits our patients, improves their overall quality of life and has a positive impact on our entire community.”
An organization receiving a three-year CARF Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process, according to a news release issued by ECMC. “Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ECMC’s acute inpatient rehabilitation unit demonstrated to a team of surveyors during a virtual online visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality,” according to the release.