Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center earns 3-year accreditation

Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center earns 3-year accreditation

CROWN POINT | Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center recently earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Founded in 1966, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services, including medical rehabilitation.

Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center earned the three-year accreditation for the inpatient rehabilitation program and stroke specialty program. This is the first CARF accreditation for Community Stroke and Rehabilitation Center, which opened in Crown Point in September 2019.

Community Healthcare System Rehabilitation Centers pair excellence in rehabilitation medicine with forward-looking programs to inspire hope, promote independence and get individuals back home. The highly skilled therapists help patients recover from serious accidents, surgery or illness that cause them to lose everyday skills.

St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart earned CARF’s three-year reaccreditation in fall 2022.

This achievement represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has undergone a rigorous peer review process. It also has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.

“We are beyond proud of our team at Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center,” said Craig Bolda, vice president of Acute Rehabilitation Services for Community Healthcare System and administrator of Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center. “The care, compassion and outstanding treatment we offer is among the best of the best in the Chicago area. This three-year accreditation is a testament to our commitment to Northwest Indiana.”

Jeff Orange, executive director of Rehabilitation Services at Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center, praised the staff for this achievement.

“The three-year accreditation is a direct result of the dedication, compassion and team work displayed by our entire staff. From our nursing, therapy and ancillary teams to our environmental services, dietary, security and maintenance teams, compassionate care and quality outcomes are a strong focus. I couldn’t be more proud of the team’s success.”

Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center is a 40-bed specialty hospital that provides Northwest Indiana residents with exceptional care that is convenient and close to home. The four-story, 129,000-square-foot multispecialty facility features inpatient rehabilitation treatment along with physician practices, outpatient services and diagnostic imaging.

For more information about rehabilitation services at the hospitals of Community Healthcare System, visit