(5/11/14) The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International
announced that the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center, Health Care
for Homeless Veterans, Compensated Work Therapy/Transitional Residence,
Therapeutic Supportive Employment Services, and Mental Health Residential
Rehabilitation Treatment programs at the Tomah VA Medical Center received full
re-accreditation status on March 13, 2014.
The three year accreditation decision represents the highest level of
accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the
organization's substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization
receiving a three-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer
review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site
visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and
CARF International 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.
The achievement of obtaining the full three year accreditation decision
supports the Tomah VA's commitment to providing exceptional healthcare to our
nation's Veterans while upholding its mission statement of "quality,
compassionate care, every Veteran, every day."
For more information, please contact the Tomah VA Office of Public Affairs