Sioux Valley Hospital USD Medical Center Awarded Three-year CARF Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) announced that Sioux Valley Hospital USD Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation program has been accredited for a period of three years.

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) announced that Sioux Valley Hospital USD Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation program has been accredited for a period of three years for:

  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital (Adults)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital (Children and Adolescents)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital (Stroke Specialty Programs)


  • The latest accreditation is the sixth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation outcome that the international accrediting commission has awarded to Sioux Valley Hospital USD Medical Center.

    This accreditation outcome represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows Sioux Valley's commitment to the standards established by CARF. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation outcome has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an onsite visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.

    The medical leadership of Dr.'s Peter Johnson and Susan Assam, in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, made this accreditation possible. The staff is genuinely committed to providing quality care, and the program is able to demonstrate that patients served make progress.

    Sioux Valley Hospital USD Medical Center is a not-for-profit organization that has been providing healthcare to the region since 1894 and Inpatient Rehabilitation services to patients throughout the region since 1990. Sioux Valley Hospital USD Medical Center is the largest medical facility in the region providing a variety of healthcare services with emphasis on the Centers of Excellence in the following areas: heart & vascular, children's, cancer, neuroscience, trauma, orthopedics, and women's.

    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.