CARF Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an international accrediting body focused on helping organizations measure and improve the quality of their inpatient rehabilitation programs and services, has re-accredited Rusk Rehabilitation’s inpatient programs at NYU Langone Medical Center through September 2016 for the maximum three years. This accreditation recognizes the Medical Center’s success in delivering high-caliber patient-centered care and validates the organization’s drive to meet and exceed nationally and internationally accepted standards of care. 
Rusk received CARF re-accreditation for the following programs:
  • Adult Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs
  • Pediatric Specialty Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs
  • Adult Brain Injury Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs 
  • Adult Stroke Specialty Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs
Of note, the CARF survey report highlighted that NYU Langone is at the forefront of healthcare changes with its visionary thinking and leadership expertise. The passion for changing how healthcare is delivered is evident, especially in light of the remarkable focus on the development and support for research. CARF also reported that clinical staff members in all program areas demonstrate exceptional dedication to providing quality care. Additionally, Rusk was recognized for its exemplary conformance to standards during recent hurricane evacuations. 
Rusk Rehabilitation was among the first hospitals in the nation to earn a three-year CARF accreditation for a stroke specialty program. NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation is ranked best rehab program in New York State and among the top 10 in the country, an honor held for 24 years since U.S. News & World Report first introduced its annual “Best Hospitals” rankings in 1989. 
The Medical Center is home to one of only sixteen traumatic brain injury model systems in the country (and one of only two in New York State) funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), a component of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) and the main federal agency that supports applied research, training, and development to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.
In addition to CARF Accreditation, NYU Langone Medical Center (Tisch/Rusk) earned the prestigious Magnet Award in 2005 and received redesignation in 2009 for the profession's highest honor for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. To date, only approximately 6% of US hospitals in the country and internationally have earned this coveted award. Learn more about Magnet recognition on the NYU Langone Medical Center Nursing website.
NYU Langone Medical center also received the Gold Seal of Approval by The Joint Commission in 2010, reflecting our commitment to high-quality care; learn about this and our other accolades on the NYU Langone Medical Center website.