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Published on April 07, 2009

Waccamaw Rehabilitation Center Earns CARF Accreditation

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Georgetown, SC –The Waccamaw Rehabilitation Center (WRC) at Waccamaw Community Hospital has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for their inpatient adult, amputation, and stroke specialty programs.

WRC submitted an application and passed a thorough, on-site survey by CARF which demonstrated its commitment to internationally-recognized standards for rehabilitation facilities with outstanding services and personnel. Many rehabilitation facilities apply for general accreditation, but WRC also achieved accreditation for the stroke and amputee specialties in addition to the general accreditation. WRC is now one of six CARF-accredited facilities in South Carolina, one of three CARF-accredited stroke rehab facilities in the state, and the first CARF-accredited facility in South Carolina with both stroke and amputee specialties.  The accreditation will extend through February 2012.

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