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Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital

Through September 2010

Technical definition:  All percentages reported are based on raw scoring percentages as calculated and reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. The Press Ganey database compares results of 1,648 participating facilities for this initial HCAHPS data release.


Discharge Information

Definition: The survey asked patients about information they were given when they were ready to leave the hospital. Patients reported whether hospital staff had discussed the help they would need at home. Patients also reported whether they were given written information about symptoms or health problems to watch for during their recovery.




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