Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation is licensed by the state of New Jersey and holds accreditation or special designation from the following organizations:
Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
CARF accreditation signifies that Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation meets the highest quality standards and recognizes our commitment to continuous improvement in care delivery, program development and serving community needs. Our West Orange, Saddle Brook and Chester campuses are CARF accredited in general rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke and amputee rehabilitation across the inpatient through outpatient continuum. Our Marlton campus holds accreditation in general rehabilitation, as well as stroke rehabilitation. CARF is an independent, international organization that promotes the standards of care for rehabilitation programs.
The Joint Commission
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation is accredited by The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that focuses on the safety and quality of care for persons treated at hospitals and health care facilities nationwide. This important accreditation is held by all four of Kessler's inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, as well as our more than 95 outpatient centers in New Jersey.
American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics
Kessler Orthotic & Prosthetic Services is accredited by the American Board for Certification (ABC) in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics. The ABC is an independent, non-profit organization that holds providers, like Kessler Institute, to the highest established standards of quality and clinical performance.
NIDILRR-designated Model Systems
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) has designated Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, in collaboration with Kessler Foundation, as one of only ten centers nationwide - and the only hospital in New Jersey - as a Model System for the treatment and research of both traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.
- The Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System (NNJSCIS) is a collaborative project of the Kessler Foundation, University Hospital and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. The NNJSCIS provides a comprehensive continuum of care for spinal cord injury (SCI) patients from the time of injury through long-term follow-up. We are one of only 18 SCI model systems in the country currently funded by NIDILRR to conduct this critical research and improve outcomes for people with SCI.
- The Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System (NNJTBIS), also funded by the NIDILRR, is one of only 16 national model systems conducting innovative research into the evaluation, treatment and outcomes for individuals with brain injury. Kessler Foundation and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, in cooperation with four area trauma centers, focus on the continuum of care from the onset of injury through acute care and rehabilitation to community reintegration.
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