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Altru’s Rehabilitation Hospital Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Posted OnFebruary 05, 2019

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 its mission by providing the region with an inpatient interdisciplinary rehabilitation program dedicated to restoring patient's functional level of independence for discharge to a community setting.

CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human service 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 persons served.”

Altru’s Rehabilitation Hospital is a not-for-profit organization located at the Altru Specialty Center, 4500 South Washington Street, Grand Forks, ND, 58201. It has been providing services in the Grand Forks area since 1962 and has achieved a remarkable 50 years of CARF accreditation.

About CARF

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote 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 Rehabilitative 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

Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Altru Health System is a regional, integrated healthcare delivery system serving northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Altru is a physician-led, multispecialty group practice with a 277-bed acute care hospital, Level II trauma center, 45-bed specialty hospital, more than two dozen Grand Forks and regional practice locations, and a large home care network. Altru employs over 300 physicians and advanced practice providers and 4,000 staff. With a focus on advanced technology, Altru deployed the first Mako® Robotic Arm system in North Dakota and enhanced Altru’s Robotics with the recent addition of the DaVinci Xi Robotic Surgical System. In 2018, Altru was awarded fourth Most Wired® in the nation, a recognition for systems at the forefront of using healthcare information technology to improve the delivery of care. Altru Health System has received accreditation from the Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation, and has achieved 50 years of CARF accreditation at Altru’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital. Altru Health System was the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, extending Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to the patients we serve. For more information, visit