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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.


CARF International

Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body 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 through 2021 for the following rehabilitation programs:

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

These achievements make WellSpan York Hospital one of only four in Pennsylvania to earn all five accreditations, and the only hospital in 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 received a three-year accreditation from DNV-GL in 2017. The hospital is one of only five in Pennsylvania to achieve DNV-GL accreditation. 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.

In 2018, WSRH received ISO 9001 certification.


Press Ganey

WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital has been recognized by Press Ganey, a leading health analytics firm, for outstanding performance in patient experience. In 2018 the hospital was awarded with the Pinnacle of Excellence Award and Guardian of Excellence Award. WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital is the only hospital to achieve the 2018 Pinnacle of Excellence Award in Pennsylvania. The Guardian of Excellence Award has been earned three years straight.


Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

WellSpan Surgery & Rehabilitation Hospital has been awarded 5 stars for patient experience by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services. As of 2019, there are only 11 hospitals with the same recognition in the state of Pennsylvania.


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.