Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation is licensed by the state of New Jersey and holds accreditation from the following:
Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Kessler has also holds individual accreditation from CARF for our specialized programs in spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke and amputee rehabilitation across our inpatient through outpatient continuum of care.
CARF is an independent, international organization that promotes the standards of care for rehabilitation programs. Accreditation signifies that a hospital's program represents the highest quality, value, and optimal outcomes for the individuals served.
The Joint Commission
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation is accredited by The Joint Commission. This accreditation applies to Kessler's three inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, as well as our more than 70 outpatient centers in New Jersey.
The Joint Commission is an independent organization that focuses on the safety and quality of care for persons treated at hospitals and health care facilities across the country.
Model System Programs
The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research has designated Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation as one of only seven Model Systems for traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury treatment and research.
The Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System
The Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System (NNJSCIS) is a collaborative project of the Kessler Foundation Research Center (KFRC), the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School (UMDNJ-NJMS), and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. The NNJSCIS provides a comprehensive continuum of state-of-the-art care for persons with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and their significant others from the time of injury through long-term follow-up in the community. It is one of only 16 model systems in the country currently funded by NIDRR to conduct research and improve outcomes for spinal cord injured individuals.
The Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System
The Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System (NNJTBIS), also funded by NIDRR, is one of only 14 such model systems in the nation conducting research into the evaluation and treatment for individuals with brain injury. Kessler Foundation Research Center (KFRC) and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, in cooperation with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School (UMDNJ-NJMS), Morristown Memorial Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Medical Center, are focusing on the continuum of care from the onset of injury through acute care and rehabilitation to community reintegration and long-term follow-up.