East Penn Press

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Good Shepherd receives programs re-accreditation

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has re-accredited Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Allentown, including its unit in Monroe County and its Pediatric Unit in Bethlehem, for a period of three years.

“Health-care decisions can be difficult for patients to navigate, especially when looking for inpatient rehabilitation for conditions like stroke, traumatic brain and-or spinal cord injury. CARF accreditations provide consumers with an objective data point to use in making their decision,” Frank Hyland, MS, PT, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network Executive Director, said.

Programs re-accredited by CARF include Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs - Hospital (Adults), Allentown and Monroe; Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs - Hospital (Pediatric Specialty Program); Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs - Hospital: Amputation Specialty Program (Adults); Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs - Hospital: Brain Injury Specialty Program (Adults); Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs - Hospital: Spinal Cord System of Care (Adults); Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs - Hospital: Stroke Specialty Program (Adults), and Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs: Spinal Cord System of Care (Adults).

In 2015, Good Shepherd sought and achieved accreditation for seven programs. The latest re-accreditation applies to the same seven programs. Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital has been accredited by CARF since 1983.