Children's Hospital Receives Accreditation of Rehab Program

Children’s Hospital’s Gilda Trautman Newman Rehabilitation Program received Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accreditation of its pediatric specialty program during a recent survey.

“Services, personnel and documentation clearly indicate an establishment of conformance to standards,” said CARF International President and CEO Brian J. Boon, PhD, in a letter recognizing the accreditation. “CARF commends your commitment and consistent efforts to improve the quality of your program in the pursuit of excellence.”

Achieving accreditation requires a service provider to commit to quality improvement, focus on the unique needs of each person served, and to monitor the results of services. There are only 66 facilities in the country with CARF Pediatric Specialty Certification.Children's Hospital has the only CARF-accredited pediatric specialty rehabilitation program between Corpus Christi and Houston to the west, Atlanta to the North, and Hollywood, Florida to the east.

“CARF accreditation demonstrates Children’s Hospital’s commitment to continuously improve quality and to focus on the satisfaction of our patients and their families,” said John Nickens IV, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital. “We take pride in achieving this high level of accreditation and will remain steadfast in helping our young children optimize functional well-being and enhance their quality of life.”  

The Gilda Trautman Newman Rehabilitation Center at Children's Hospital, provides comprehensive interdisciplinary, team-oriented, family-centered inpatient services to patients from birth through 21 years. Rehabilitation Program patients can receive consulting medical services in 40 pediatric specialties. For more information, visit