Sparta Community Hospital was awarded accreditation by HFAP, the nation’s original independent, accreditation program recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Accreditation confirms that Sparta Community Hospital is providing high quality care as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

“Sparta Community Hospital clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality and patient safety,” said Meg Gravesmill, Vice President, HFAP. “We base our decision on the findings of an extensive and thorough onsite review of the healthcare facility against recognized national standards for patient safety, quality improvement, and environmental safety. Sparta Community Hospital has earned the distinction of HFAP accreditation through its performance in successfully meeting those standards.”

“We’re proud to achieve this prestigious accreditation,” said Joann Emge, CEO. “Earning HFAP accreditation is a significant achievement that recognizes our commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients and our community. In fact, quality is consistently the priority focus in our strategic plans and goals.”


About HFAP: 

Originally established in 1945, HFAP is the original healthcare accreditation program in the United States. HFAP holds deeming authority from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and also is recognized by state governments and regulatory bodies, and insurers. HFAP is a nationally recognized brand of Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). For more information on HFAP programs, visit

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has over 30 years of experience promoting safe, quality patient care. As a nationally recognized leader in accreditation, ACHC is known for providing value, integrity, and the industry’s best customer service. IN addition to programs under the HFAP brand, non-profit ACHC holds CMS deeming authority for Home Health, Hospice, Renal Dialysis, Home Infusion Therapy, and DMEPOS. For more information on ACHC, visit