Texas Children’s Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit gets reaccredited

Texas Children’s Hospital’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit has been reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The Unit was awarded the three-year reaccreditation for Medical Rehabilitation in a Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit Program with a Pediatric Specialty.

The eight-bed unit opened in May of 2012 and is located on the 12th floor West Tower. It received its first three-year accreditation two years later in May of 2014. The unit is dedicated to serving the rehabilitation needs of children who have sustained life-altering events and/or surgeries.

The unit was surveyed by CARF in April using more than 1,500 standards of care. CARF is the international gold standard for medical rehabilitation in children and adults with a mission 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.

The surveyors focused on ensuring that Texas Children’s Hospital and the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit were in alignment with the fundamental regulatory standards of care, practice, and quality improvement for medical rehabilitation. During the two-day survey, numerous internal and external stakeholders were interviewed to confirm that the organization and the unit were meeting and serving the rehabilitation needs of patients and families.

“The IRU is proud of this reaccreditation and to hold the honor of being the only CARF Accredited Comprehensive Integrated IRU program with a Pediatric Specialty in the State of Texas,” said Shelley Ellison, director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.