PeaceHealth Southwest earns accreditation for rehabilitation services

By Marissa Harshman, Columbian Health Reporter



PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center’s inpatient rehabilitation unit has earned the maximum three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

An accredited rehabilitation facility has passed an in-depth review of its services, meets CARF guidelines for service and quality, and conforms to nationally and internationally recognized service standards.

This is the sixth three-year accreditation for the unit.

PeaceHealth Southwest was recognized by surveyors for exemplary conformance in the following areas:

  • Exceptional processes that support clinical outcomes that beat regional and national standards.

  • High level of transparency.

  • Enhanced communication at many levels, including persons served, families and physicians.

These standards result in higher acuity rehab patients achieving greater levels of independence, during a shorter length of stay, with a higher percentage successfully discharged to the community.

PeaceHealth Southwest’s inpatient rehab unit was also noted for consistently scoring in the top 1 percent nationally for patient satisfaction compared with similar facilities.