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Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Receives Three-Year Accreditation from The Joint Commission

Released June 27, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY – June 27, 2017 — Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is proud to announce that it has received another three-year accreditation from The Joint Commission, the gold standard in accreditation for hospitals today.

The Joint Commission was onsite from June 20 through June 22, when four healthcare surveyors reviewed Burke’s physical plant as well as virtually all aspects of patient care, policies and procedures, documentation and infection control. The results of the survey were very positive, with no high risk level issues identified. Any low to moderate issues identified—which do not post a major risk of harm to patients, staff or visitors—will be addressed over the coming days and weeks.

“We are very pleased with the successful results of our Joint Commission survey,” says Jeffrey Menkes, President & CEO of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. “This accreditation demonstrates Burke’s dedication to providing the best possible patient care and the commitment of our physicians, nurses, therapists and staff in maintaining the Burke standard of excellence for patient care day-in and day-out. We are proud of this accomplishment and attaining another three-year accreditation.”

Along with the hospital, Burke also received another three-year accreditation of its Laboratory. The results of that survey were very favorable, with no issues related to patient safety and only minor recommendations.

In addition to accreditation from The Joint Commission, Burke is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). These accreditations are both voluntary and ensure that Burke continues to meet their high standards and provide the best care to patients and their families.

            For more information on The Joint Commission, visit www.jointcomission.org.

About Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital. Founded in 1915, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to adult rehabilitation medicine. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery. Burke’s world-renowned doctors and therapists provide state-of-the-art treatment while its clinical researchers explore the frontiers of neurological and rehabilitation medicine. All share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury regardless of their ability to pay. For additional information on Burke Rehabilitation Center, please visit burke.org.

 

About Montefiore Health System

Montefiore Health System is one of New York’s premier academic health systems and is a recognized leader in providing exceptional quality and personalized, accountable care to approximately three million people in communities across the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley. It is comprised of 10 hospitals, including the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and close to 200 outpatient care sites. The advanced clinical and translational research at its medical school, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, directly informs patient care and improves outcomes. From the Montefiore-Einstein Centers of Excellence in cancer, cardiology and vascular care, pediatrics, and transplantation, to its preeminent school-based health program, Montefiore is a fully integrated healthcare delivery system providing coordinated, comprehensive care to patients and their families. For more information, please visit www.montefiore.org. Follow us on Twitter and view us on Facebook and YouTube.

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