Left to right: Dennis Fredette, director of physical therapy; Johnny Harrison, Regional VP for HCA Rehab Services; Rebecca Jones, Program Director Rehab Services; and Todd Jackson, COO

Fort Walton Beach, FL – Rehabilitation Institute of Northwest Florida received the HCA Rehab Services Quality Outcomes Award. They rank in the top 25th percentile out of all rehab programs nationwide. The award recognizes their commitment to quality outcomes and patient care. To qualify for the award, rehab facilities, such as Rehabilitation Institute of NWF, must meet quality measures developed to improve outcomes for patient’s undergoing rehabilitation for various debilitating injuries or illnesses. These quality measures are designed to help hospital teams follow the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and improving everyday living for their patients. The award was presented to the program director, Rebecca Jones, the medical director, Dr. Anthony DeCotis, and the facility’s team of rehabilitation specialists.

Rehabilitation Institute of Northwest Florida has also achieved accreditation for its Comprehensive Medical Rehabilitation, to include a stroke specialty accreditation. They are the only CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehab Facilities) accredited rehab facility in the tri-county area. This accreditation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving this 3-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measureable, and accountable.