Quillen Rehabilitation awarded three-year CARF accreditation


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - CARF International announced that James H. and Cecile C. Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital (QRH) has been accredited for a period of three years for its inpatient rehabilitation program for adults, children and adolescents.

The latest accreditation is the sixth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to QRH.

“We are very proud to have received our three-year accreditation from CARF,” said Brian Luff, director of QRH. “The team members at Quillen Rehab Hospital are committed to bringing loving care to health care on a daily basis. This accreditation validates the high quality of service we provide to our community through medical rehabilitation. As patients and families are shopping for an inpatient rehabilitation hospital in our region, our CARF accreditation identifies us as a program that focuses on quality, value and optimal outcomes.”


L-R - Brian Luff, director of QRH; Jeannette Clark, QRH nurse manager; 
Mike Owens, manager of environmental services at QRH; and Diane Dunkin, QRH therapy manager

This accreditation decision 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 a Three-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 measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.


QRH has been providing inpatient rehabilitation services in Johnson City since 1991. The hospital is part of Mountain States Health Alliance.

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 patients served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

For additional information, call Luff at 423-952-1701.

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