Penn State Intercom......June 6, 2002

Rehab center gets
three-year accreditation

For the 12th consecutive year, the Rehabilitation Center at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for its medical rehabilitation programs.

The commission awarded accreditation to the medical center's Pediatric Family-Centered and Adult Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs; Pediatric and Adult Spinal Cord System of Care; and Adult and Pediatric Brain Injury Programs for a period of three years, from March 2002 to February 2005.

Accreditation is awarded to an organization that demonstrates that its participants are benefiting from its services and that patient health, welfare and safety are being protected.

The commission awards one-year and three-year accreditations. To receive three-year accreditation, the medical center's rehabilitation programs had to undergo a rigorous peer review process and show evidence of commitment to conform to accreditation conditions and applicable standards.

The medical center's medical rehabilitation programs assist nearly 1,000 patients and families per year.