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Community Healthlink Receives Highest Level of Accreditation from Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

The three-year designation is the longest accreditation offered by CARF


[Worcester, MA, February 28, 2022] – UMass Memorial Health – Community Healthlink has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The three-year accreditation is the longest offered by CARF and signifies that CHL meets CARF standards for services and business practices.

This is CHL’s second consecutive three-year accreditation.

“CARF accreditation is a rigorous process and I appreciate the value CARF brings to the health and human services industry,” said Community Healthlink President Tamara Lundi. “CARF sets a high bar when it comes to quality and standards. Meeting those standards drives us to be a better organization, resulting in a better experience for our clients. We are pleased that we have met their expectations and have received their accreditation for another three years.”

Six CARF surveyors spent three days on site visiting and reviewing all CHL’s programs, policies, procedures, and practices. According to one surveyor, “Hardly a behavioral health need that cannot be met by CHL.  Sheer volume and diversity speak to CHL’s commitment to adapt, evolve, and continually provide services.”

“We spent months preparing for their visit,” said Lundi. “It was an organization-wide effort that led to the best possible outcome.”

About Community Healthlink
Community Healthlink promotes, restores, and maintains the physical health, mental health and wellbeing of more than 22,000 adults, children, and families in central Massachusetts annually. Community Healthlink is part of the UMass Memorial Health System.

UMass Memorial Health
UMass Memorial Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Central Massachusetts with more than 15,500 employees and 2,100 physicians, many of whom are members of UMass Memorial Medical Group and Harrington Physician Services. We are the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Our comprehensive system includes UMass Memorial Medical Center, UMass Memorial Health – Harrington, UMass Memorial Health – HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, UMass Memorial Health – Marlborough Hospital, and UMass Memorial Health – Community Healthlink. Together, we impact every aspect of life in the region by making health and wellness services available to everyone, advocating for social equality and providing economic stability and opportunity. There are many ways to heal. We pursue them all. Relentlessly. Visit