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GGH Acute Rehab Unit Earns Three-Year Accreditation
Geneva, NY--- The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) announced that Geneva General Hospital’s Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) has been accredited for a period of three years for its Inpatient Rehabilitation and Stroke Specialty programs. The latest accreditation is the fourth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to Geneva General Hospital’s Acute Rehabilitation Unit for its Inpatient Rehabilitation program.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation 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, measurable, and accountable.

In announcing the accreditation, CARF stated, “This achievement is an indication of the organizations dedication and commitment to improving the quality of lives of the persons served. Services, personnel, and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of practice excellence.”

The ARU helps patients recover from an illness, surgery or accident and to achieve their highest level of independence. Common functional problems that can benefit from acute rehabilitation include strokes, hip fractures, amputations, neurological disorders and other debilitating conditions. The 15-bed unit provides rehabilitation nursing care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and a minimum of 3 hours of physical, occupational and speech therapy at least 5 days per week.

The report noted, “ARU demonstrates a strong community advocacy through its engagement with different community activities. The program offers a stroke support group, diabetic education, and participation in health fairs.”

The professional team of care providers at ARU consists of the patient's primary care or referring physician, a physician specially trained in rehabilitation practices and dedicated to the unit, a clinical assessment coordinator, a social worker, rehabilitation nurses, appropriate therapists (physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists), and a registered dietitian.

At ARU, the patient, family and significant others are key members of the rehabilitation team. They help to identify goals and expectations to assist the professional team in developing an individualized treatment plan.

For more information on the center’s services, please call Judy McTigue at (315) 787-4475.
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