Meridian Subacute Rehabilitation At Wall First In Central Jersey To Receive Prestigious Quality Accreditation

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Meridian Subacute Rehabilitation At Wall First In Central Jersey To Receive Prestigious Quality Accreditation

Independent accreditation granted to rehabilitation centers providing the highest quality clinical programs, service, and customer satisfaction

After an extensive evaluation process, Meridian Subacute Rehabilitation at Wall is the first post-acute care rehabilitation center in Monmouth and Ocean counties to receive the prominent Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities or CARF three-year accreditation for medical inpatient standards for long-term care.

A private, not-for-profit organization, CARF promotes quality rehabilitation services across the nation by establishing standards of quality for organizations to use in developing their programs or services to consumers. The CARF standards have been developed with input from consumers, rehabilitation professionals, and state and national organizations.

"CARF accreditation is truly the 'gold standard' for rehabilitation centers across the country," says Steve Baker, president of Meridian Quality Care which operates Meridian Subacute Rehabilitation at Wall. "Such recognition means that we are delivering a consistent level of care that our patients, their families, and their physicians can trust among the best in the nation. This level of quality has resulted in patients coming to us from well beyond our local community, but from throughout the tri-state region."

An extensive process, after an organization applies for accreditation of its services or programs, CARF sends professionals to conduct an on-site survey to determine the degree to which the organization meets the standards. Meridian Subacute Rehabilitation at Wall was certified under the medical inpatient standards for long-term care. The survey process itself took place over the course of two days covering a wide range of areas, including document and process review, policies, as well as first hand observations of team dynamics, patient care, and interactions with patients and families.

"Since opening two years ago, we have worked to establish Meridian Subacute Rehabilitation as the premier post-acute center in the region, and so to be the first such facility to receive this recognition speaks to the hard work and care of every member of our team," says Rachel Weiss, director of Operations for Meridian Subacute Rehabilitation at Wall. "When people come to us for care, whether it's after a surgery or illness, or for long term care, we treat each patient as an individual. We recognize that our patients select us among many options, and so our goal every day is to offer the best professionals providing the best care in the best environment so that our patients and their families have the best chance for recovery and quality of life."

Meridian Subacute Rehabilitation at Wall is a 130-bed state-of-the-art facility providing subacute complex medical care and rehabilitation programs to people of all ages. With advanced rehabilitation and clinical services, Meridian Subacute also provides many amenities including, innovative patient room design for increased privacy, bedside internet access, on-site beauty salon, state-of-the-art gym with flat panel TVs, restaurant style meals, and comfortable lounges for visiting family and friends. As a member of Meridian Health, Meridian Subacute is affiliated with Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and Meridian's many other services located throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties. For more information about Meridian Subacute Rehabilitation at Wall, please call 732-312-1800.