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CARF Accredited

Easterseals Central Illinois receives 3-year CARF accreditation and continues be the only CARF Accredited Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Program (Pediatric Specialty) in Central Illinois 

CARF International announced that Easterseals Central Illinois has been accredited for a period of three years for its Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs (Pediatric Specialty Program). The latest accreditation is the 8th consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to Easterseals Central Illinois. 

Easterseals Central Illinois is the only CARF accredited organization in our category in Central Illinois and one of only 2 CARF accredited Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs with a Pediatric Specialty in the state of Illinois. The other is Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley.

 Highlights from the accreditation report:

How was accreditation received?

The survey was conducted in November of 2019 through a series of confidential interviews and direct interactions with stakeholders and direct observation of the organization's operations and service delivery practices. In addition, the survey included review of organizational policies, plans, procedures, promotional materials, governing documents, financial statements, and documents related to program/service design, delivery, outcomes and improvements.

What does this mean for patients?

For the children and families who benefit from the services provided by Easterseals Central Illinois, a CARF accreditation ensures that they are receiving the highest quality care from an organization committed to creating a positive, supportive atmosphere for all employees.

What does this mean for providers?

When providers refer to Easterseals Central Illinois they can be sure that their patients are receiving quality care from an organization committed to continually meeting the ASPIRE standards set by CARF. [maybe include a brief overview of ASPIRE?]

What is CARF?

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is 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. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.

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