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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, February 22, 2013

Contact: Angela L. Yu
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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. –February 22, 2013 -- Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, located in Schenectady, New York, has been awarded a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for six of its programs. The three-year accreditation from the international accrediting body marks the 11th consecutive three-year accreditation awarded to Sunnyview.

    Sunnyviewhas been accredited by CARF for the following programs:

-  Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital – (Adults)

-  Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital Amputee Specialty Program – (Adults)

-  Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital Brain Injury – (Adults)

-  Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital Brain Injury – (Children and Adolescents)

-  Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital Stroke Specialty – (Adults)

-  Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs – Brain Injury – (Adults) 

-  Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs – Brain Injury – (Children and     


    The accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and demonstrates Sunnyview’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards for medical rehabilitation. 

    “Achieving this highest level of CARF accreditation makes a strong statement about Sunnyview’s expertise and commitment to providing the highest quality and safest care,” states Chip Eisenman, chief executive officer of Sunnyview.  “As the only area hospital specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, we are proud to combine our experienced team of professionals with the most advanced technology to achieve the fullest possible recovery for our patients.”

    To achieve the accreditation award, Sunnyview underwent a rigorous peer review process by a team of professional surveyors, and demonstrated during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.

   Additionally, in its comprehensive accreditation report , CARF specifically highlighted numerous areas of strengths at Sunnyview, including the hospital’s health and safety practices, rehabilitation physicians, interdisciplinary rehab team, dedicated professionals with longstanding service, beautiful and well-maintained environment of care, array of programs and services, commitment to education and training of the staff, and commitment of the organization; as well as some often overlooked aspects of rehabilitation, such as driver rehabilitation, adaptive sports and recreation for individuals with disabilities, waiver services for the brain injured population, and leadership’s vision and dedication to the needs of the persons served.

    Founded in 1928, Sunnyview’s 115-bed rehabilitation hospital is one of the largest of its kind in the nation. It provides acute medical rehabilitation services as well as comprehensive outpatient services to patients in 40 counties from 10 states. Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital is an affiliate of St. Peters Health Partners, the largest healthcare system in the greater Capital Region.

    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 person served.  Founded in 1966, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information, please visit


    St. Peter’s Health Partners was created on October 1, 2011 by the merger of Northeast Health, St. Peter’s Health Care Services and Seton Health. The merger created the region’s largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit network of high-quality, advanced medical care, primary care, rehabilitation and senior services. These state-of-the-art services and programs are provided through Albany Memorial Hospital and St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany; Samaritan Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy; Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady; as well as The Eddy system of continuing care and The Community Hospice. The new organization has more than 12,000 employees at more than 165 locations in seven counties of northeastern New York. St. Peter’s Health Partners is the region’s largest private employer and has an annual budget of nearly $1.2 billion. For more information, please visit

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