Texas brain injury treatment facility awarded prestigious three-year accreditation by CARF

Monday, November 7, 2005

As part of its report that awarded NeuroRestorative® Specialty Services at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler a three-year accreditation, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) cited high quality services supported by an organization with a strong background and history in post-acute brain injury rehabilitation as one of the facility’s strengths.

Open since October 2004, the facility provides specialized services for individuals with brain injuries. Its location at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, a regional health center, is easily accessed by individuals across north and east Texas, northwest Louisiana and southeast Oklahoma.

The CARF report said, "The programs are located within a hospital unit that gives ready access to urgent medical care, should the need arise, as well as facilities support. The campus is also large and varied enough in terrain and amenities to allow for an abundance of therapeutic opportunities."

Accreditation by CARF indicates the facility is committed to excellence and strives to deliver interdisciplinary services that are outcome-oriented and multifaceted.

Program director Ros G. Burrows, Ph.D., said, "The exercise of preparing for a survey by CARF is mammoth. Our team - the same team that delivers services to our clients - went to great lengths to ensure we would obtain accreditation. It matters to our company that the work we do each day is approved and accredited by an organization as respected as CARF."

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