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AWARE Ink Newsletter

AWARE Achieves New Three-Year CARF Accreditation

AWARE’s leadership team is pleased to report that AWARE has once again been issued a highly coveted Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accreditation based on a recent survey conducted in October.

The mission of CARF 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 persons served.

AWARE has been accredited by CARF since 1980 with the most recent certification in 2019. This new three-year accreditation demonstrates the organization's commitment to assuring the continuation and delivery of the highest quality of care and services to the people of Montana.

AWARE’s Chief Operating Officer Leighann Knight led the organization through the survey. She says, “I am extremely proud of our team and the work we do every day. The accomplishments and strengths listed in the report truly represent our philosophy of care and remind us why we do what we do. I thank everyone on the AWARE team for their commitment to our mission and to the people we serve. Additionally, we thank the CARF surveyors for recognizing and acknowledging the impact our organization has in our communities. We are honored and humbled to receive this accreditation once again.”

CARF accreditation matters because it demonstrates a health or human services provider, such as AWARE, is unquestionably committed to continuous improvement in their community services and healthcare offerings, as well as in the satisfaction of their resident, clients, students, families, stakeholders, and employees.

CARF accreditation represents the highest level of accreditation that an organization can receive. Its standards ensure accredited organizations provide the best possible care, so people can trust that AWARE has been reviewed by an outside and objective entity, with the highest standards.

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