Awards and Accreditations
PRIDE is a current recipient of CARF Accreditation for its Outpatient Rehabilitation Program (Adults). This accreditation has been consistently awarded to PRIDE since 1996. CARF is a private, non-profit organization working to advance quality rehabilitation services. CARF accreditation indicates a service provider’s commitment to “continually improving services, encouraging feedback and serving the community”
In 2008, PRIDE was one of six recipients of the Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management Awards and the only one in Texas. The American Pain Society is a national chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). IASP is the largest multidisciplinary international association for pain with more than 6500 individual members from over 100 countries. This award recognizes the nation’s outstanding pain care centers.
PRIDE was awarded the NASS Research Grant on Functional Restoration outcomes in 1994. NASS is a non-profit medical society focused on improving spine treatments through research, education and promotion. Since 1989, NASS has distributed annual research grants and fellowships for basic and applied clinical science studies.
In 1985, shortly after PRIDE opened, it was awarded the Volvo Award in Clinical Sciences for their results, established in a research paper: “Objective Assessment of Spine Function Following Industrial Injury: A Prospective Study with Comparison Group and One-year Follow-Up.” The Volvo Award in Clinical Sciences in a special honor awarded by the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS). ISSLS is a non-profit organization created in 1974 to bring together individuals who have contributed to research and clinical studies and have an interest in lumbar spine health.