Third Consecutive Three-Year Accreditation for Hackensack Meridian Health Subacute Rehab

November 9, 2017

Special designation received from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

Hackensack Meridian Health Subacute Rehab in Wall, part of the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, received its third consecutive, three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an international accrediting body. CARF has reaccredited the facility’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Program – Skilled Nursing. This accreditation will extend through November 30, 2020.

“CARF accreditation is a testament to our commitment to achieving a culture of quality and safety in patient care,” says Asmat Mumladze, executive director of Hackensack Meridian Health Subacute Rehab. “It also exemplifies the outstanding collaboration exhibited by our teams who are continually focused on providing excellent care.”

This designation represents the highest level of accreditation that an organization can receive and shows substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It 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.

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 and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of patients. 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. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at

For more than nine years, Hackensack Meridian Health Subacute Rehab in Wall has been providing complex medical care and rehabilitation programs to people of all ages. Its progressive program of rehabilitation provides targeted, comprehensive care to facilitate the most successful recovery possible. Services are available for a wide variety of conditions and situations, including: speech and audiological disorders; dysphagia or swallowing problems; stroke-related impediments; post-medical, surgical, and cardiac conditions; amputations; orthopedic conditions; neurological disorders and more.

In addition to CARF Accreditation, Hackensack Meridian Health Subacute Rehab has achieved Pathway to Excellence redesignation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of interprofessional work environments where nurses can flourish and feel empowered. The designation substantiates nursing job satisfaction at Hackensack Meridian Health Subacute Rehab and identifies it as one of the best places to work.

The facility also received the highest overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s eighth annual Best Nursing Homes. U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 homes nationwide, across each state and in 100 major metropolitan areas. This year, just over 2,000 nursing homes earned the designation of a U.S. News Best Nursing Home.


Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The Network’s notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, four hospitals ranked in the top 10 in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, including Hackensack University Medical Center ranked No. 1 for the last six years. Seven network hospitals have achieved Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and the network is a recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum. The network is also a six-time recipient of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” in the nation, and the number one “Best Place to Work for Women.” Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children’s hospitals – Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals – Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood.

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