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ARU Stroke Specialty Program

The Acute Rehab Unit (ARU) at Regional West Medical Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and by the Joint Commission. Regional West's ARU has also received special accreditation from CARF as a certified Stroke Specialty Program.

These designations represent the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and underscores Regional West's substantial conformance to the CARF standards. To earn a three-year accreditation, the ARU underwent a rigorous peer review process, most recently in 2020, and demonstrated to a team of surveyors that its programs and services are accountable, measurable, and of the highest quality.

Why is CARF accreditation important?

Regional West's participation and adherence to CARF standards means that our ARU is dedicated to continuous improvement by examining patient health outcomes and surveying patients about their experiences. CARF accreditation also validates the quality of our care and services, including:

  • Employing qualified professional physicians, nurses, therapists, and social workers.
  • Personalizing care plans to fit the needs of each patient.
  • Providing patient-centered care, including prompt response to patient needs and questions.