Buffalo General Medical Center and DeGraff Memorial Hospital Awarded Three-Year CARF and CARF Stroke Specialty Accreditations

Updated: 1/24/2013

CARF International has announced that Buffalo General Medical Center and DeGraff Memorial Hospital have received CARF and CARF Stroke Specialty Accreditations for a period of three years for their Medical Rehabilitation Units.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organizations' substantial conformance to the CARF standards.  Organizations receiving a three-year accreditation have put themselves through a rigorous peer review process and have demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that their programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.

"CARF accreditation represents the highest quality of inpatient medical rehabilitative care that we can give our patients," said Philip Kuruvilla, MD, chief of service, Rehabilitation Medicine. "It indicates the superior quality of our leadership, teamwork, compassion, clinical and rehabilitative skills, and equipment, which all add up to excellence in patient care." 

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, the accrediting body establishes consumer focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.