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Central Florida Regional Hospital Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation

SANFORD, Fla. (Jan. 25, 2020) – Central Florida Regional Hospital, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare’s North Florida Division – Orlando Market, announced today its acute inpatient rehabilitation program has again earned three-year accreditation from CARF International.

Central Florida Regional Hospital’s CARF recognition represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an inpatient rehabilitation program, highlighting the hospital’s conformance to CARF’s high standards for continuous performance improvement. 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.

“Since its founding, Central Florida Regional Hospital has been dedicated to providing our community with high-quality healthcare,”
 said Trey Abshier, CEO. “By striving for and receiving a prestigious three-year CARF accreditation, our inpatient rehabilitation team demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest quality care to patients striving to regain their independence and quality of life after a serious illness or injury.”

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process, as well as continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (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, please visit the CARF website at

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About Central Florida Regional Hospital
Central Florida Regional Hospital, a 221-bed acute care hospital and Level II Trauma Center, serves the communities of Seminole and west Volusia counties. The hospital provides the only full-service cardiovascular program in Seminole and west Volusia, including open heart surgery, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac rehabilitation and comprehensive diagnostic services. Other specialized services include orthopedic and spine care, robotic surgery, acute inpatient medical rehabilitation and complete imaging services. Central Florida Regional Hospital is located 3.6 miles east of I-4 between S.R. 46 and Highway 17-92 in Sanford. The hospital provides 24/7 emergency care at its main location as well as at Heathrow ER located at 4525 International Parkway in Sanford. For more information, please visit
About HCA Healthcare’s North Florida Division – Orlando Market
HCA Healthcare is the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services that include approximately 184 hospitals and 124 freestanding surgery centers in 21 states and England. HCA Healthcare’s North Florida Division – Orlando Market includes four hospitals: Central Florida Regional Hospital (with Level II Trauma Center) in Sanford, Oviedo Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center (with Level II Trauma Center) in Kissimmee and Poinciana Medical Center, as well as four freestanding ERs and multidisciplinary physician practices. It is slated to open UCF Lake Nona Medical Center in early 2021.

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