Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
In 1897, the Benedictine Sisters first opened their doors and began providing care and compassion to the sick. Our dedicated physicians and employees use state-of-the-art technology to care for over 120,000 residents in southeastern South Dakota and northeastern Nebraska. Our mission is to reach out to those who are hurting.
Emergency Cardiology Services
Robert Santiago experienced five heart attacks and credits emergency services at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital for saving his life.
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Recognized by Healthgrades for Excellence in Patient Safety and Experience
1 of Only 86 Hospitals in the Nation to Rank Among Top 10% in Nation for Both!!
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital announced today that it has achieved both the Healthgrades 2013 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and the 2013 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. The patient safety distinction places Avera Sacred Heart Hospital within the top 10 percent of all hospitals for its excellent performance in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stays. The patient experience distinction also places Avera Sacred Heart in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide, for the delivery of a positive experience for patients during their hospital stay, and this is the sixth consecutive year Avera Sacred Heart has ranked among the top 10 percent. Only 86 hospitals in the nation can claim, as Avera Sacred Heart can, to be in the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for patient safety and patient experience in 2013.