Published on October 25, 2010

Baptist Rehab-Germantown Receives Maximum Accreditation

GERMNATOWN, Tenn. - The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities recently accredited nine Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown programs - including brain injury inpatient rehabilitation for adults and adolescents, inpatient rehabilitation programs for adults and adolescents and inpatient rehabilitation for stroke patients - for the maximum of three years.

CARF offers the highest accreditation a rehabilitation hospital can achieve. Health care facilities accredited by CARF must demonstrate that patients served are benefiting from the facilities' services. To receive a three-year accreditation, organizations must undergo a rigorous peer review and show a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that the organization is committed to following CARF's accreditation conditions and standards. This is the second consecutive time Baptist Rehab-Germantown earned a three-year CARF accreditation.

"This is a huge achievement for our employees, physicians and the hospital," said Susan Stralka, CEO and administrator of Baptist Rehab-Germantown. "We are proud to have so many of our programs accredited by such a prestigious organization."

CARF is an independent, not-for-profit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process centered around enhancing the lives of the people served. Founded in 1966, CARF establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

Baptist Rehab-Germantown is a 68-bed acute-care facility that offers a comprehensive array of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services designed to allow a patient's complete course of care to take place under one roof. Baptist Rehab-Germantown concentrates on a variety of rehabilitation and diagnostic services, both inpatient and outpatient, to treat many types of injuries and conditions, such as stroke, arthritis, spine and back disorders and injuries, fractures, amputations, and spinal cord and head injuries. Located within the hospital, Baptist Rehab-Germantown's HealthScore Screening Center offers a host of tests to help determine patients' risk for developing disorders such as heart disease, stroke, aneurysm and osteoporosis. The hospital also offers an open MRI machine and the Wound Prevention and Management Center.

For more information about Baptist Rehab-Germantown, please call 901-757-1350 or visit


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