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At WellSpan Surgery & Rehabilitation Hospital we strive for the highest level of quality in every aspect of patient care. We are proud to be recognized by the following organizations for our commitment and achievements.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet® recognition

The WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital (WSRH) received its first Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in March 2020. The Magnet Recognition Program®, the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world, is the highest honor for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark for high-quality care. Approximately, only 475 of over 6,300 United States hospitals have achieved Magnet® status. The honor of Magnet® status reinforces the WSRH dedicated mission in providing exceptional orthopedic, spine and acute rehabilitative care in a healing environment.

More information on Magnet® status.

CARF International Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International) establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. CARF accreditation is considered the gold standard for rehabilitation hospitals and demonstrates that a facility meets rigorous national and international standards for quality patient care outcomes. WellSpan Surgery & Rehabilitation Hospital was first accredited in the fall of 2012, the year the hospital opened.

Since 2012 the hospital has been awarded specialty accreditation for the following adult rehabilitation programs:

  • Amputation Specialty
  • Brain Injury Specialty
  • Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Specialty
  • Stroke Specialty

These achievements make WellSpan Surgery & Rehabilitation Hospital one of only eight in the mid-Atlantic region to earn all five accreditations, and the only hospital in south-central Pennsylvania with that distinction. These accreditations represent the highest level that can be awarded by CARF to an organization and are marks of excellence for programs’ quality of care.

Det Norske Veritas – Germanischer Lloyd (DNV-GL)

WellSpan Surgery & Rehabilitation Hospital is accredited by DNV-GL. DNV-GL is the only accreditor of United States hospitals integrating the ISO 9001 Quality Management System with the Medicare Conditions of Participation. As part of accreditation, DNV-GL requires compliance with all ISO 9001 standards. WSRH received ISO 9001 certification in 2018.

Press Ganey Patient Experience Recognition

WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital has been recognized by Press Ganey, a leading health analytics firm, for outstanding performance in patient experience.

WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital has been named a 2022 Human Experience (HX) Guardian of Excellence Award® winner, recognizing them as being in the top 5 percent of healthcare providers in delivering patient experience in the last year. In addition, for the sixth consecutive year, the hospital achieved the 2022 Human Experience (HX) Pinnacle of Excellence Award®, which highlights consistently high marks in patient experience over several years.

Certification Achievement Award

The pre-op department of WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital was recognized in 2019 by the American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification (ABPANC) with the Certification Achievement Award. This award was earned for having 100% of eligible perianesthesia nurses earn the CPAN and/or CAPA certification.

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