CARF is an international, not-for-profit organization that promotes quality rehabilitation services by establishing international standards for quality and surveying those organizations to assure the standards are being met. Achieving CARF accreditation requires a rehabilitation organization to commit to exceptional quality improvement, focus on the unique needs of each person served, and monitor the results of services being provided.
Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety with the world. It provides leadership and innovative solutions to help health care organizations across all settings improve performance and outcomes. Their expert team works with hospitals and other health care organizations, health systems, government ministries, public health agencies, academic institutions, and businesses to achieve peak performance in patient care.
The Spaulding Rehabilitation Network is a recognized leader in rehabilitative medicine in Eastern Massachusetts, in the United States, and across the globe. We offer world-class inpatient and outpatient care through our network of 6 inpatient facilities and 23 outpatient centers. Our mission is to provide exceptional clinical care, promote medical education, and advance research. The network is anchored by Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston, which has been ranked as the #6 rehabilitation hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report for 2013 and is the only rehabilitation hospital in New England ranked each year since 1995. Spaulding Rehabilitation Network is the official teaching partner of the Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).
Planetree, Inc. is a mission based not-for-profit organization that partners with healthcare organizations around the world and across the care continuum to transform how care is delivered. Powered by over 50,000 focus groups with patients, families, and staff, and over 35 years of experience working with healthcare organizations, Planetree is uniquely positioned to represent the patient voice and advance how professional caregivers engage with patients and families. Guided by a foundation in 10 components of patient centered care, Planetree informs policy at a national level, aligns strategies at a system level, guides implementation of care delivery practices at an organizational level, and facilitates compassionate human interactions at a deeply personal level. Our philosophical conviction that patient centered care is the “right thing to do” is supported by a structured process that enables sustainable change.