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Loyola’s Acute Rehab Unit Receives Maximum Three-Year Accreditation from CARF International

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Medical Center’s Acute Rehabilitation Unit is being reaccredited for the maximum three years by CARF International, an independent, nonprofit accrediting body.

Loyola’s comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation program and stroke rehabilitation specialty program are being accredited through March 2016. This is Loyola’s third consecutive three-year accreditation for comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation, and its second accreditation for stroke.

As part of the accreditation process, a CARF team conducted an onsite survey to ensure that Loyola’s rehabilitation programs meet specific consumer-focused service standards. These standards have been developed with input from patients, rehabilitation professionals, funding organizations, and state and national organizations.

Loyola’s stroke rehabilitation offers a full range of services to help patients regain the best possible quality of life following stroke. It combines physical, occupational and speech therapies.

Achieving CARF accreditation as a stroke specialty program requires that additional standards be met, above and beyond those required for accreditation in comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation. The CARF accreditation augments Loyola’s accreditation from the Joint Commission as a stroke center. And for four years in a row, Loyola has won a Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

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