Helen Hayes Hospital Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation
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  • Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Three-Year Accreditation from The Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The hospital has been accredited for its comprehensive integrated inpatient rehabilitation programs, as well as its specialized spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation programs and its transitional residential program for individuals with brain injury. This is the highest level of accreditation awarded by CARF, an independent, not-for-profit accrediting body of specialty rehabilitation facilities.

    This accreditation demonstrates Helen Hayes Hospital’s substantial conformance to CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation outcome has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, are measurable and accountable.

    The CARF accreditation comes on the heels of Helen Hayes’ recent patient satisfaction scores, as reported by Press Ganey Associates. A full 99% of the hospital’s patients reported that they would refer a friend or family member to Helen Hayes Hospital for rehabilitation care.

    “Achieving this highest level of CARF accreditation demonstrates our dedication to providing the very best in physical rehabilitation services,” states Magdalena Ramirez, Chief Executive Officer. “Rehabilitation is our singular specialty and our entire staff is committed to ensuring that our patients make the maximum recovery and achieve the best possible outcomes.”

    Helen Hayes Hospital is the largest and most comprehensive physical rehabilitation hospital in New York State. It provides both acute and subacute rehabilitation services, as well as comprehensive therapeutic outpatient services, including a Day Hospital program. The hospital is also home to internationally acclaimed research centers that focus on the debilitating disorders affecting the hospital’s patient population. Affiliated with NewYork Presbyterian Healthcare System, Helen Hayes Hospital is owned and operated by the New York State Department of Health.

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