Mercy Regional Rehabilitation Center Achieves CARF Reaccreditation

Mercy Regional Rehabilitation Center Achieves CARF Reaccreditation

Posted on: August 14, 2009

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center Regional Rehabilitation Center recently achieved a three-year reaccreditation from CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). This designation – the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization – confirms the rehabilitation center’s continued commitment to therapeutic excellence.

To earn CARF reaccreditation, Mercy completed a rigorous peer review process and demonstrated to an on-site team of surveyors that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable and accountable. The rehabilitation center received three exemplary conformances, including
  • Excellent dedication in seeking input from staff;
  • Understanding with neighboring health care facilities regarding patient evacuation, if necessary; and
  • Rehab medication self-management program, which teaches patients to be more independent in their own care.  
Jane Erlitz, OTR/L, MBA, director of Mercy Rehabilitative Therapy Services, says Mercy was described as having an enthusiastic, dedicated team that is committed to meeting patient needs in a well-coordinated manner.
“We are pleased to receive the reaccreditation together with positive feedback on our care and services,” she adds. “Patients and their families can feel assured that they are receiving the very best rehabilitative care available.”
One of the hospital’s centers of excellence, Mercy Regional Rehabilitation Center specializes in rehabilitation for stroke, orthopaedic and heart conditions/surgeries, neuromuscular and neurological diseases, amputation, pain and general debilitation, arthritis, and medically complex and multiple trauma situations.
The 39-bed unit offers:
  • Nursing, social services, neuropsychological services, nutritional, and pastoral care services;
  • Complete occupational, physical and speech therapy, as well as recreation therapy and “Pets on Call;”
  • Cognitive program for those with traumatic brain injuries; and
  • ADL (activities of daily living) area with a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen, which is designed to help participants transition from the center to home.
For more information about Mercy Regional Rehabilitation Center, call 330-580-4717 or 330-580-4716.
About CARF
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. For more information about the accreditation process, visit the CARF Web site at
About Mercy Medical Center
Mercy Medical Center, a nonprofit corporation of the Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 550 physicians on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community, including the provision of care to all, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, see
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