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Altru Earns CARF Accreditation Through 2025

Posted OnJuly 06, 2022

Grand Forks, N.D. – Altru Health System has been issued accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) based on a recent survey. The three-year accreditation applies to inpatient rehabilitation programs at the hospital for adult, child and adolescent patients. 

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. This achievement is an indication of Altru’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of patients.  

“At Altru, our patients can take comfort in knowing our hospital is exceeding the standards of care for adults and children in our inpatient rehab,” said Sara Dvorak, director of nursing services at Altru. “Our team is dedicated to providing our patients with the best care anywhere,” said Dvorak. “We are grateful to their commitment to our patients.”  

This accreditation will extend through February 28, 2025. 


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 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


About Altru Health System  

Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Altru Health System is a physician-led, multispecialty group practice with an acute care hospital, Level II trauma center, specialty hospital, more than two dozen Grand Forks and regional practice locations, and a large home care network. 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