October 24, 2014
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Kent rehab center receives 3-year accreditation

The Rehabilitation Center at Kent Hospital has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International for a period of three years for its Inpatient Rehabilitation Program for Adults and Stroke Specialty.

CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Accreditation by CARF is a sign of quality and is an important consideration in patient decision-making.

“The Rehabilitation Center at Kent is very proud to have achieved this accreditation from CARF International and it shows that our facility is dedicated to making sure our rehabilitation services are among the best in the region,” David Kobasa, M.S., PT, program director for the Rehabilitation Center at Kent Hospital, said in a statement. “This achievement is an indication of Kent’s commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the patients.”

An on-site survey at Kent Hospital was conducted recently by a team of expert practitioners selected by CARF. Kent demonstrated that it conformed to a series of rigorous and internationally recognized CARF standards. The survey report found that The Rehabilitation Center at Kent Hospital has strengths in many areas, including rehabilitation leadership, safety planning, family involvement, support to discharged patients, as well as program growth and development.

The Rehabilitation Center at Kent Hospital consists of a 20-bed inpatient program that treats commonly treated diagnoses, including stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputations, arthritis, trauma, fractures, joint replacements and general surgery recovery. Kent Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation in East Greenwich offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program using physical, occupational and speech therapists. The Rehabilitation Center at Kent Hospital is medically directed by John R. Carbon, DO, a physiatrist, who is specially trained and board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation.


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