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Did You Hear? Special Tree Earns Another Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Special Tree has earned another accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), the highest level accreditation given to rehabilitation facilities.

CARF is an independent, non-profit accrediting organization, which works to ensure that high standards of care and quality are met by its accredited rehabilitation providers.  Special Tree voluntarily pursues CARF accreditation for its programs and services every three years.  To earn this internationally recognized accreditation, a team of CARF surveyors visited Special Tree to evaluate our programs, services, staff, policies, and procedures to make sure they met CARF standards. 

“Special Tree first earned CARF accreditation in 1991, and we're thankful to our team for helping to grow and expand it to more facilities and programs over time,” said Chief Quality Officer Mark MacAleese.  This year Special Tree earned accreditation for all the programs and services that were surveyed which included adding our Carrington Residence in Monroe, Middle Branch Residence in Macomb, and Home Health Care to the list as well as a new CARF accreditation for our Vocational Services as a Brain Injury Specialty Program. 

Special Tree’s new three-year accreditation includes the following programs and services:

Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Skilled Nursing:  Brain Injury Program (Adults)
Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs:  Brain Injury Program (Adults)
Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs:  Brain Injury Programs (Pediatric Specialty Program)
Residential Rehabilitation Programs:  Brain Injury Program (Adults)
Residential Rehabilitation Programs:  Brain Injury Program (Pediatric Specialty Program)
Vocational Services (Adults) Brain Injury Specialty Program

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 that centers 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.