Published on January 29, 2016

Altru’s Rehabilitation Hospital Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Grand Forks, N.D. – CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) International announced that Altru’s Rehabilitation Hospital has been accredited for a period of three years. Altru’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital supports Altru’s mission by providing the region with an inpatient interdisciplinary rehabilitation program dedicated to restoring our patient’s functional level of independence for discharge to a community setting. 

CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services providers in the areas of Aging Services, Behavioral Health, Child and Youth Services, Durable Medical Equipment, Employment and Community Services, Medical Rehabilitation, Opioid Treatment Programs and Vision Rehabilitation Services. CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services by applying sets of quality standards during an on-site survey. 

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows Altru’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable and accountable. President and CEO of CARF, Brian J. Boon, Ph.D. states, “This achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served.” 

Altru’s Rehabilitation Hospital is a not-for-profit organization located at 1300 S. Columbia Road, Grand Forks, North Dakota. It has been providing services in the Grand Forks area since 1962. 

About CARF

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 that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. 

About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a specialty hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, and a large home care network. It employs more than 200 physicians and 4,000 staff. As the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Altru’s providers have access to clinically integrated tools extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to patients.