From May 9 to 11, 2018, a reviewing team from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) paid a visit to the Rehabilitation Medical Center of our hospital for CARF review. The team was led by Ms. Suzanne Kauserud with the other two inspection officials: Mr. Pawan Galhotra and Mr. Arthur C Jimenez respectively. Vice President Liu Yun, together with Prof. Li Jian’an, Director of the Rehabilitation Medicine Center and Mr. Ha Weichao, Director of the Administrative Office, and other relevant personnel from the Rehabilitation Medical Center and Administrative Management Departments warmly received the investigation team.
During the three-day review, the inspection officials carried on a careful on-the-spot investigation into the Rehabilitation Medicine Center of our hospital in order to fully understand various tasks of the center in implementing the value, the standards and the procedures of CARF Accreditation in the center of recent years, and conducted quality audit. The result of the review is expected to be formally issued by the end of June.
CARF Accreditation was established in 1966 in the USA. It has long been committed to improving the quality of people's health services and is the globally recognized benchmark for quality certification of rehabilitation medicine. In 2015, the Rehabilitation Department of our hospital passed CARF Accreditation and became the first accreditated organization in China which has passed the three-year term (the highest level) of CARF Accreditation.