Skip to main content


Sanford Awarded for Inpatient Rehabilitation Program Excellence

Apr 23, 2021 01:49PM ● By Med Editor

Sanford Medical Center Fargo’s inpatient rehabilitation program at South University has been awarded a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This includes hospital inpatient and hospital brain injury specialty rehabilitation programs for adults and adolescents. 

CARF accreditation is the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded. It reflects Sanford’s dedication to the high CARF standards in its programs and services. 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 a visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.

Sanford Medical Center has provided acute inpatient rehab services since 1984 and has been accredited by CARF since 1991. This is the eleventh consecutive three-year CARF accreditation. Sanford Medical Center Fargo’s inpatient rehabilitation hospital is the only CARF accredited brain injury rehab in North Dakota.

 “We are honored and humbled to receive another three years of CARF accreditation,” said Rachael Towers, Sanford Health program manager. “This accreditation is well deserved, especially after a year filled with challenges due to COVID-19. Our rehab team stepped up not only by creating positive patient outcomes, but also by serving our community during the pandemic. Our patients and the community we serve are our number one priority.”

For more information on Sanford’s inpatient rehabilitation program, visit