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Rehabilitation Services Accreditation Dubuque, Iowa

Outcomes and Accreditations

Achieving Excellence through Accreditation

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at  Finley Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), as a Comprehensive Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Program. These accreditation reinforce trust and confidence that we are committed to enhancing the quality of our services through a voluntary process of accountability. 

Finley now offers Brain Injury Accredited Program

"Our decision to pursue this additional accreditation is in recognition of the growing brain injury population that we serve," said UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital President, David Brandon, "In addition, accreditation was again awarded for our comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation and stroke specialty programs as well. We are extremely proud of our ongoing accomplishments in inpatient rehabilitation."

"A three-year accreditation from CARF represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization," said Jodi Bunge, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation director. "We see these achievements as an indication of our dedication and commitment to improving the quality of life for our patients."

These accreditation outcomes show an organizations substantial conformance to the standards established by CARF. An organization receiving a three-year accreditation outcome has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during on an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable and accountable. Finley's CARF accreditations extend through October 2016.

CARF is an independent, not-for-profit 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.

Learn more about our accreditations.

Rehabilitation Program Evaluation

What to Score...

The FIM (Functional Independence Measure) scores and Function Modifier scores should reflect the patient's actual performance of the activity, not what the patient should be able to do, not a simulation of the activity, or not what they are expected to do in a different environment.

The concept of Burden of Care

Refers to type and amount of assistance required for a disabled individual to perform basic life activities effectively.

The question is: How much assistance does the individual receive from another person or with the use of an assistive device?

Performance Improvement

The concept of measuring the output of a particular process or procedure, then modifying the process or procedure to increase the output, increase efficiency, or increase the effectiveness of the process or procedure.