January 2015 – The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has recently accredited the Charlotte White Center for a second consecutive three-year period for its Residential Brain Injury Services.
This is an extensive review covering over six hundred standard areas and requiring high quality performance in order to achieve a three-year certification. The Charlotte White Center has also been recognized as a leader in the field of Brain Injury Services in other State inspections and reports. The Charlotte White Center now provides residential services, care coordination, and is scheduled to develop an additional seven new residential beds and new community placements this coming year.
For over thirty-five years, Charlotte White Center’s mission has been to provide quality community health and social services for adults, children and families affected by cognitive or developmental disabilities, behavioral or mental health challenges, domestic violence, or acquired brain injuries. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. The reviewers noted a number of areas in which the Charlotte White Center excelled. The Survey Report notes:
"CWC is recognized for its efforts and dedication toward making organizational changes critical to the success of the program. The organization is complimented for its strong advocacy for the needs of the residents served by leadership’s active role in committees and various community boards across the state. A significant number of leadership staff members serve on important statewide advisory councils and various boards of directors." The report goes on to say;
"Staff members are dedicated and creative in meeting the needs of the residents served. They are enthusiastic and exceptionally dedicated to the person-centered clinical services they provide. The organization and community are fortunate to have experienced staff members in adequate numbers to support the needs of the residents served."
CARF is an independent, nonprofit 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 known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.