August 2016, Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Rehabilitation’s flagship facility, located at 95 Mount Kemble Avenue in Morristown, has been accredited by CARF International for a period of three years for its inpatient acute rehabilitation program and the stroke specialty program.
This is the eighth consecutive three-year accreditation for the facility by the international accrediting body. This is the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the facility’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has undergone a rigorous peer review process and demonstrated a commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.
“We are honored that once again, the high-quality services that our skilled staff offers to our patients have been recognized by CARF,” said Kathleen O’Donnell, nurse manager for Atlantic Rehabilitation. “As the need for rehabilitative services increases this type of recognition by an independent third party is reassuring for our community.”
Among the observations made by CARF in its survey of the Mount Kemble facility are the following:
- The leadership team of the facility demonstrates compassion and dedication to the values and mission of Atlantic Health System and works collaboratively to promote inpatient rehabilitation as a vital component in the continuum of care for persons served by the organization
- The teamwork and passion of the staff members are felt as soon as one enters the facility, and are highly regarded in the community
- The Monsignor Corr Stroke Education, Treatment and Research Center hosts a robust stroke group providing support, education, socialization and leisure activities to stroke survivors and their caregivers. This group also functions as a focus group to gather information on services and programs provided to patients and their families
Atlantic Rehabilitation, part of Atlantic Health System, a leading non-profit health care delivery system in New Jersey, includes the full breadth of inpatient, outpatient, acute and subacute rehabilitation services offered throughout Atlantic Health System, including Morristown, Overlook, Newton and Chilton medical centers and Goryeb Children’s Hospital, as well as the Atlantic Rehabilitation flagship facility in Morristown, NJ and ancillary locations throughout the state, such as New Providence, Pompton Plains, Union and Wayne. Atlantic Rehabilitation specialties include all areas of cardiovascular medicine, neuroscience, oncology, multi-trauma, orthopedics, outpatient pediatric rehabilitation, aquatic therapy, and more.
Atlantic Rehabilitation’s flagship location on Mount Kemble Avenue has 78 licensed beds – 40 subacute and 38 acute with more than 3,000 annual inpatient admissions. The facility is also accredited by The Joint Commission, and in conjunction with Morristown Medical Center, this location received the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Disease-Specific Care Certification in spine surgery and hip and knee joint replacement. This location is also home to the Monsignor Corr Stroke Education, Treatment and Research Center, the only center of its kind in the state, providing lifetime support for both stroke survivors and caregivers.
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 and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, 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, please visit the CARF International website >
About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, is a leading non-profit health care delivery system in New Jersey. Our network includes Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ; Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ; Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ; Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ; Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ; and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, as well as Atlantic Rehabilitation, and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. It also includes its subsidiary, Atlantic Ambulance Corporation. Atlantic Health System comprises 1,747 licensed beds, more than 14,000 employees and more than 4,000 physicians. Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University; is part of Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the largest ACOs in the nation, and is a member of AllSpire Health Partners.