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Southern New England Rehabilitation Center re-accredited for three years by CARF

Southern New England Rehabilitation Center (SNERC) has been re-accredited for three years by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an international accrediting body focused on helping organizations measure and improve the quality of their inpatient rehabilitation programs and services. This accreditation recognizes SNERC’s success in delivering high-caliber patient-centered care and validates the organization’s drive to meet and exceed nationally and internationally accepted standards of care. SNERC is one of only three CARF-accredited rehabilitation programs in Rhode Island.

SNERC was re-accredited through January 31, 2021 for its Stroke Specialty Rehabilitation, as well as Inpatient Rehabilitation for adults, children and adolescents. The CARF surveyors noted that SNERC “employs strong and dedicated staff members who are tenured. The staff members are innovative and remain current in evidence-based practice.” The surveyors also recognized strong supportive leadership and a commitment to outreach in the community.

“This achievement is an indication of SNERC’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of life for our patients,” said David Kobis, President of Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, which is home to SNERC’s inpatient rehabilitation program. “We are proud to be recognized for quality by CARF, which is considered the premiere accrediting body for rehabilitation programs.”

Founded in 1966, CARF is an independent, non-profit accreditor of health and human services in a number of areas including medical rehabilitation. CARF-accredited service providers are recognized for their commitment to excellence.

This year, SNERC is celebrating its 30th year of delivering comprehensive rehabilitation services. The Center’s skilled staff of professionals -- led by medical director Khin Sein Yin, MD -- provide a full range of coordinated rehabilitation care. SNERC’s 24-bed inpatient center offers rehabilitation programs for people who have experienced serious injury or illness that limits their abilities to function in everyday settings. The Center’s clinical staff maintains academic affiliations to help train future rehabilitation professionals.

Additionally, SNERC and its team members support educational events with community organizations, including the American Stroke Association, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Brain Injury Association of RI and the Arthritis Foundation, and host support groups.

To learn more, visit www.snerc.com