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Published on October 29, 2012

Five Avera Hospitals Identified by Healthgrades as Among the Top Hospitals Nationally for Excellence in Patient Outcomes

healthgrades logoFive Avera hospitals in South Dakota received distinctions from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital. The findings are part of American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which evaluates the performance of approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide across nearly 30 of the most common conditions and procedures.

Notable Healthgrades Recognitions

 
 

Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen

  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ in 2013
  • Additional recognitions >>

Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell

  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostatectomy™  in 2013
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care™  in 2013
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery™  in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient For Treatment of Heart Failure in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Joint Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Additional recognitions >>

Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center in Sioux Falls

  • Ranked #1 in South Dakota for General Surgery 2013
  • Ranked #1 in South Dakota for Critical Care 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Ranked #1 in South Dakota for Neurosciences 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Ranked #1 in South Dakota for Treatment of Stroke 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery™ in 2013
  • Additional recognitions >>

Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for 5 Years in a Row 
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) 
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) 
  • Ranked #1 in South Dakota for Overall Cardiac Services for 10 Years in a Row (2004-2013)
  • Ranked #1 in South Dakota for Cardiac Surgery for 10 Years in a Row (2004-2013)
  • Additional recognitions >>

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for 5 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in South Dakota for Treatment of Stroke for 2 years in a row (2012-2013)
  • Ranked #1 in South Dakota for Overall Pulmonary Services for 2 Years in a row (2012-2013)
  • Additional recognitions >>

Better Patient Outcomes

Better Patient Outcomes

Patient outcomes are important to consumers making choices today about hospitals. According to new research conducted by Harris Interactive for Healthgrades, 86 percent of Americans in 27 top designated market areas agree they would be more likely to choose — or not choose — a hospital if they could learn ahead of time the mortality rates for a certain procedure.

According to the Healthgrades study, the risk of death is 58 percent lower at hospitals receiving 5 stars versus all other hospitals. The 2013 performance outcomes are now available free to the public at www.Healthgrades.com.

Selection Criteria

Selection Criteria

For its 2013 hospital quality outcomes analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare hospitalization records for services performed from 2009 through 2011 at approximately 4,500 short-term, acute care hospitals nationwide. Healthgrades independently measures hospitals based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being measured, and no hospital pays to be measured. Mortality and complication rates are risk adjusted, which takes into account each hospital’s unique population (demographics and severity of illness).

The American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.Healthgrades.com/quality.