A Helping Hand for Quality Healthcare

The South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care serves as a quality improvement facilitator and resource for health care professionals and stakeholders across South Dakota. With an extensive history of leading and collaborating to impact positive health outcomes, we offer experience in project development, design and implementation.


We join healthcare professionals and stakeholders to promote ongoing quality improvement efforts and sharing of best practices that benefit the state and region. 

Quality Improvement

Providing assistance and resources to identify high-impact quality improvement efforts and implement evidence-based practice models.

Medical Case Review

SDFMC is designated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO)-Like Entity for South Dakota and performs medical case review to for South Dakota Medicaid patients.

Detention Leads to Juvenile Arthritis Diagnosis for 11 Year Old
Most eleven year old boys love physical education class, but Caleb Hestad refused to do his push-ups, and received both detention and a diagnosis of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis …
Despite Pressures Nursing Home Caregivers Shine
With the world pandemic of the coronavirus, the nation’s nursing homes have been experiencing the pressure of protecting their residents from isolation and infection. The close living quarters …
Impact of Music & Memory Spans a Decade
For the past ten years, Music & Memory has been using personalized music to help individuals with a wide range of cognitive and physical conditions to engage with …
Thriving and Surviving Cancer Program to Expand in Western South Dakota
The South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care (SDFMC) was recently awarded a South Dakota Department of Health Cancer Coalition grant focusing on the Better Choices, Better Health® (BCBH) …

SDFMC is a partner of the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Program (QIN_QIO) for North Dakota and South Dakota.