MCMC: mPower Acute Rehab Program Awarded Re-Accreditation by CARF


The Dalles, Oregon, Dec.. 17, 2018–Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s mPower Acute Rehab Program once again has earned a three-year, full accreditation from CARF, an independent nonprofit that accredits rehab programs in the U.S. and around the world. Accreditation means mPower meets the most rigorous international standards—so Gorge patients do not have to travel to Portland for the highest quality treatment.  

Accreditation is only granted to rehabilitation centers that go through a demanding evaluation process, including peer review and on-site visits. To achieve accreditation, programs must demonstrate a commitment to the highest quality programs and treatments, and offer measurable results.

“Accreditation by CARF demonstrates our commitment to improving the lives of patients with serious injury or illness,” said MCMC President & CEO Dennis Knox. “Put simply, our patients get better faster. Our stroke patients are discharged faster than comparable facilities, and our outcomes for daily living activities, walking and communication exceed regional performance.”

mPower is designed for patients with chronic disabilities, including stroke, femur or hip fractures, brain injury and amputations. The rehabilitation team helps patients increase independence through intensive therapy. The program can help:

Increase independence in activities of daily living through intensive therapy. The rigorous program includes 3 hours of therapy per day, 5 days per week.

Patients and their loved ones manage new disabilities, with the goal of transition back home.

Improve mobility, communication and cognitive skills.  

Address new or changing medical needs through 24-hour medical supervision and frequent physician care.

Address the physical, emotional, spiritual and educational needs of patients and their loved ones.

MCMC is one of only two accredited adult inpatient rehab facilities in Oregon, and the only one in the Gorge. More than 90 percent of mPower patients discharge back to their community.

“Accredited facilities represent the gold standard in rehabilitative care,” Knox said. “Our rehabilitative team works hard to provide the highest quality care. This re-accreditation is evidence of their hard work, dedication, and extraordinary patient outcomes.”