Avera Bulletin - July 2013
Avera St. Luke’s Hospital Receives Premier Award
The Premier Partnership for Patients Award recognizes excellence of achievement in avoiding hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions. This award honors Avera St. Luke’s for achieving improvement in at least seven of the 11 areas of focus during the nine months of data analyzed, January through September 2012, when compared to the benchmark date of 2010.
Premier is the nation’s largest performance improvement alliance of more than 2,800 U.S. hospitals and 95,000 other sites, using the power of collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care.
Avera Health Named “Most Wired”
For the 14th time, Avera Health has been named one of the Most Wired health systems in the nation by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. The survey to determine this designation was conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, and asked hospitals and health systems nationwide about their IT initiatives. About 1,713 hospitals participated.
Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center Named Top Hospital in South Dakota
Avera McKennan was, once again, ranked the best hospital in South Dakota by U.S. News and World Report. This is based on a survey of patients in South Dakota about their care experiences.