Multiple Accreditations Signal Humanim’s Commitment to Quality

Multiple Accreditations Signal Humanim’s Commitment to Quality

This fall, Humanim was recognized for the seventh time in a row by CARF International for maintaining the highest level of quality in its disability services.

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (or CARF International) is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Providers that meet the organization’s standards have demonstrated a commitment to being ”among the best available,“ according to CARF’s website.

CARF accreditation—which lasts three years—is bestowed after a rigorous review process. Humanim has applied for and received the honor seven consecutive times—for a total of 21 years of continuous accreditation.

We’re also proud to announce that, for the fourth time in a row, Humanim has been awarded Standards for Excellence accreditation by Maryland Nonprofits.

Standards for Excellence is a distinction given to organizations who have met a set of rigorous management, governance, financial and performance evaluation measures.

“Standards for Excellence is a voluntary accreditation that Humanim seeks to ensure that we are meeting the highest standards of management,” said Chief Operating Officer Lori Somerville. “It’s a tremendous amount of work—our work and policies are examined with a fine-tooth comb—but we do it to ensure that we are constantly improving our processes.”

Humanim first applied for and earned Standards for Excellence in 2001. This fourth award is a five-year accreditation, and will last until 2020.

For our efforts, Humanim will be honored at Maryland Nonprofits’ Annual Conference, Connecting for Impact: Justice for All this Friday, November 13 in Washington, D.C.