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.

Organizations Join Behind ‘Mask Up South Dakota’
SIOUX FALLS/RAPID CITY (October 27, 2020) A group of organizations in South Dakota have joined to recommend and promote masking …
Behind the Scenes with Mark Burket
Part 2: National Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes Strong-willed, unafraid, and humble come to mind when …
Input from SDFMC Impacts National Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Home Final Report
Part 1: Drawing from Experience Leads to Many Recommendations In preparation for serving as the Midwest representative on the National …
SDFMC Launches Phase Two of Music & Memory
The South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care (SDFMC) is proud to announce being the recipient of a contract award with …
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 …
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 …

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.