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Columbus Speech & Hearing Center (Careers for People with Disabilities) earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation

By Clay Parlette,

CARF International announced that Columbus Speech & Hearing Center has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Employment Services (Employment Supports, Job Development) and Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation Services programs. The latest accreditation is the 14th consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Columbus Speech & Hearing Center.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. 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.

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center is a not-for-profit organization with offices at 510 E. North Broadway. It has been providing Community Employment Services and Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation services in the Columbus area since 1971.

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 and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and 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 www.carf.org.

For additional information, contact Jamie Noon at (614) 263-5151.

 

 

CSHC partners with Columbia Gas of Ohio to promote company diversity & inclusion efforts

By Clay Parlette,

Today Columbia Gas of Ohio announced its decision to partner with Columbus Speech & Hearing Center as a Corporate Advocate for diversity and inclusion (D&I). The partnership is funded through the Columbia Cares program as an extension of the company’s ongoing effort to promote a robust and diverse workforce.

As a Corporate Advocate, Columbia Gas of Ohio employees will now have access to American Sign Language (ASL) classes, specialized educational seminars and various other resources provided by Columbus Speech & Hearing Center staff. The company expects the partnership to help its employees gain new knowledge to provide better customer service and a safer and more productive workplace.

The partnership announcement is a direct result of Columbia Gas of Ohio President Dan Creekmur’s leadership in focusing on the benefits of diversity and inclusion by expanding the company’s initiatives.

Since its founding in 1923, Columbus Speech and Hearing Center has provided quality, patient-centered care for tens of thousands of people with communication challenges in the Columbus metropolitan area and beyond. The Center offers many unique services in the areas of speech-language pathology, audiology, vocational rehab and community education. For more information, visit www.columbusspeech.org.