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Awards & Recognitions

Avera

Avera Health

  • Forbes list of America’s Best-in-State Employers 2019 – No. 1 in South Dakota and in the Top 20 in Minnesota
  • 2019 Customer Approved Award for senior care (ranked first out of top 20) by NRC Health, a health care intelligence firm based in Lincoln, Neb.
  • 15 Top Health Systems by IBM Watson Health based on quality and patient satisfaction data
  • HealthCare’s Most Wired Top Ten list by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)
  • Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association

Avera Programs

Avera Health Programs

  • Avera Coordinated Care recognized among the top five participants in a CMMI Health Care Innovation Challenge Grant
  • Avera eCARE eEmergency: 2016 Innovations in Rural Health, New Rural Award from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
  • Avera eCARE™: Wellness Frontiers Award from The Healthcare Leadership Council

Chartis Center for Rural Health

Chartis Center for Rural Health Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals

  • Avera Gregory Hospital, Gregory, S.D.
  • Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller, S.D.
  • Milbank Area Hospital Avera, Milbank, S.D.

Other Facilities

Other Facilities and Programs

  • We Honor Veterans “Partner Level Three” for hospice support of veterans from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) – Avera@Home
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Homes
    • Avera Mother Joseph Manor Retirement Community, Aberdeen, S.D.
    • Avera Rosebud Country Care Center, Gregory, S.D.
    • Avera Brady Health and Rehabilitation, Mitchell, S.D.
    • Avera Maryhouse, Pierre, S.D.
    • Avera Sister James Care Center, Yankton, S.D.
    • Avera Creighton Care Centre, Creighton, Neb.
    • Hegg Health Center, Rock Valley, Iowa
    • United Living Community, Brookings, S.D.
  • Great Plains ACO honored with the Greatest Reduction in Readmissions Award by Caravan Health

Avera Hospitals

Avera St. Luke's Hospital, Aberdeen, S.D.

Avera St. Luke’s Hospital

  • National Rural Health Association Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals
  • Premier Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) Award for Excellence in Patient Safety
  • 2017 and 2016 Citation of Merit for achievement as part of the Premier, Inc., QUEST 3.0 program, signifying top performance in four of six quality measures
  • Community Value Five-Star Provider Award by Cleverley + Associates
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award
  • Avera St. Luke’s Kidney Dialysis is listed as a Five-Star Facility on the Medicare facility compare website
  • Avera Mother Joseph Manor, Aberdeen, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 5-star rating

Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center, Marshall, Minn.

Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center

  • Minnesota Hospital Association Innovation of the Year in Patient Care Award – Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center for the Zero Suicide project

Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, Mitchell, S.D.

Avera Queen of Peace Hospital

  • National Rural Health Association Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals
  • Becker's Hospital Review 100 Great Community Hospitals
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 5-star rating
  • Hurst Gold Standard Of Nursing Award
  • Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Accredited by The Joint Commission

Avera St. Mary's Hospital, Pierre, S.D.

Avera St. Mary's Hospital

  • National Rural Health Association Top 20 and Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals
  • 2017 Citation of Merit for achievement as part of the Premier, Inc., QUEST 3.0 program, signifying top performance in four of six quality measures
  • Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Accredited by The Joint Commission

Avera Heart Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Avera Heart Hospital

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 5-star rating
  • Hurst Gold Standard Of Nursing Award

Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center

  • Ranked in the top 50 nationally for Gynecology at number 39 by U.S. News in 2019
  • Becker’s Hospital Review 2015 edition of "100 hospitals with great women's health programs”
  • HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award, recognizing the highest level of electronic health record implementation
  • Fourth consecutive Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence
  • Community Value Five-Star Provider and Community Value 100 Hospitals by Cleverley + Associates
  • Recognized Treatment Center by The ALS Association.
  • Continued laboratory accreditation to the ISO 15189 standard 
  • Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • 2016 QUEST® Citation of Merit for achieving four of six areas measured including cost and efficiency; inpatient and outpatient evidence-based care; mortality; safety; patient experience; and appropriate hospital use.
  • Sioux Empire Society for Human Resource Management Best Places to Work award in 2015
  • Accredited by The Joint Commission

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, S.D.

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital

  • National Rural Health Association Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals
  • Partnership for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN)Award in 2017 from Premier, Inc.
  • Hurst Gold Standard Of Nursing Award
  • Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • 2016 QUEST® Citation of Merit for achieving four of six areas measured including cost and efficiency; inpatient and outpatient evidence-based care; mortality; safety; patient experience; and appropriate hospital use.
  • Excellence in Action Customer Satisfaction Award from My InnerView by National Research Corporation, Sister James Care Center and Avera Yankton Care Center
  • Accredited by The Joint Commission

Avera St. Anthony's Hospital, O'Neill, Neb.

Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital

  • 5-Star Rating on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) assessment system 

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