The Western Rehabilitation Institute, 8407 S. 13th East, has been awarded a three-year certificate of accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

The commission also awarded the hospital specialty program accreditations in spinal cord injury rehabilitation and brain-injury rehabilitation."This certificate of accreditation makes Western Rehabilitation Institute the only hospital in the Intermountain West accredited in both of these specialty programs," said David L. Jones, administrator. "The accreditation is awarded because of particular expertise in these treatment areas."

Jones said only 100 hospitals in America are accredited in brain injury treatment and only 53 are accredited in spinal cord injury treatment.