Crichton Rehabilitation Center Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

August 31, 2016

The Crichton Rehabilitation Center has once again received the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to rehabilitation facilities.

The CARF Accreditation, from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, is awarded to organizations that pass a rigorous peer review process. The organization must go through an on-site visit with a team of surveyors and demonstrate a commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality. 

“It is gratifying to have such an in-depth review of our services and to know that we meet high quality and service standards,” says Teresa Hoffman, Administrator, Crichton Rehabilitation Center. “We are pleased to continue the tradition of providing the highest quality care to the patients in need of rehabilitative services in the Laurel Highlands Region.”

Crichton Rehabilitation Center, part of the Conemaugh Health System, is the region’s only CARF accredited inpatient rehabilitation facility.  Located at the Lee Campus of Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, it has been providing medical rehabilitation services in the Johnstown area since 1996.  The latest accreditation is the seventh consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Crichton Rehabilitation Center.

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 and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.

About Conemaugh Health System

Conemaugh Health System, a member of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, is the largest healthcare provider in west central Pennsylvania, serving over a half-million patients each year through the Conemaugh Physician Group and Medical Staff, a network of hospitals, specialty clinics and patient focused programs. Conemaugh’s 4,500+ employees and 350+ physicians are committed to excellence and repeatedly earn state and national recognition for exceptional clinical outcomes.  Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, the system’s flagship hospital, provides sophisticated technology, the highest levels of trauma and neonatal intensive care and a committed history of training tomorrow’s physician, nurses and allied health providers.