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Palmdale Regional Medical Center receives three-year accreditation


Recognized for rehabilitation facilities

Palmdale Regional Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Institute has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International for a period of three years for its Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital (Adults), officials announced.

This is the first accreditation CARF has given to Palmdale Regional Medical Center, and it represents the highest level that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to 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.

“We continue to pursue the highest quality clinical services for Palmdale Regional Medical Center, and this CARF accreditation is a great demonstration of the culmination of our efforts,” said Nana Deeb, chief executive officer of Palmdale Regional Medical Center. “We are committed to providing innovative services and best practices to the community. This accreditation process brought together a partnership between our hospital team members and our physicians that provided a vital quality accreditation in inpatient rehabilitation services within the Antelope Valley.”

“I am so very proud of our team that worked tirelessly to obtain this goal. This distinction is a reflection of our capabilities and vision to be the best we can be as a Rehabilitation program,” said Thomas Nasser, medical director of The Rehabilitation Institute at Palmdale Regional Medical Center. “The mission now is to take our enthusiasm and use it to sustain the delivery of the highest level of quality care to the Antelope Valley community and surrounding areas.”

“We are very proud of this designation by CARF,” said Veronica Gadomski, administrator of Therapy Services. “Our entire team at The Rehabilitation Institute worked hard to make this accreditation possible and we look forward to continuing to offer the highest quality acute rehabilitation services to the Antelope Valley and our surrounding communities.”

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, visit