Avera Awards & Recognitions
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Awards & Recognitions

Avera

Avera Health

  • 15 Top Health Systems in 2021 and 2019 by IBM Watson Health based on quality and patient satisfaction data
  • 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.
  • Level 10 Most Wired Health Care Organizations by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)
  • Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association

Chartis Center for Rural Health

Chartis Center for Rural Health Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals

  • Avera Dells Area Hospital (Dell Rapids, S.D.)
  • Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital (Miller, S.D.) (and Top 20)
  • Milbank Area Hospital Avera (Milbank, S.D.) (and Top 20)
  • Pipestone County Medical Center in Pipestone, Minn. (an Avera managed facility)

Chartis Center for Rural Health Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals

  • Avera St. Luke's Hospital, Aberdeen, S.D. (and Top 20)
  • Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, S.D.
  • Avera St. Mary's Hospital, Pierre, S.D. (and Top 20)
  • Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, S.D. (and Top 20)
  • Lakes Regional Healthcare, Spirit Lake, Iowa

Other Facilities

Other Facilities and Programs

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 5-Star Rating for Long-Term Care Centers
    • Avera Brady Health and Rehab, Mitchell, SD
    • Avera Granite Falls Care Center, Granite Falls, MN
    • Avera Mother Joseph Manor, Aberdeen, SD
    • Avera Oahe Manor, Gettysburg, SD
    • Avera Prince of Peace, Sioux Falls, SD
    • Avera Sr. James Nursing Home, Yankton, SD
    • Platte Care Center Avera, Platte, SD
    • Wakonda Heritage Manor Avera, Wakonda, SD
    • Weskota Manor Avera, Wessington Springs, SD 
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Homes
    • Avera Brady Health and Rehab, Mitchell, SD
    • Avera Maryhouse, Pierre, SD
    • Avera Prince of Peace, Sioux Falls, SD
  • 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

Avera Hospitals

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

Avera St. Luke’s Hospital

  • Top 20 and 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, Chartis Center for Rural Health
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 5-star rating
  • Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Premier Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) Award for Excellence in Patient Safety
  • 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

  • Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, Chartis Center for Rural Health
  • 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 Brady Health and Rehab, Mitchell, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 5-star rating

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

Avera St. Mary's Hospital

  • Top 20 and 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, Chartis Center for Rural Health
  • Top 10% in Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Hospital Value-Based Purchasing reimbursement program (8th out of nearly 3,000 hospitals)
  • 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

  • Becker’s Top Hospitals for Patient Experience (2020)
  • 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

  • 100 Top Hospitals in 2021 by IBM Watson Health based on quality and patient satisfaction data
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 5-star rating
  • Becker's Healthcare 2020 list of “100 great hospitals in America.”
  • Ranked in the top 50 nationally for Gynecology at number 39 by U.S. News in 2019
  • HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award, recognizing the highest level of electronic health record implementation
  • Fifth consecutive Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence
  • Recognized Treatment Center by The ALS Association.
  • Continued laboratory accreditation to the ISO 15189 standard 
  • Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care, Hip and Knee Replacement, and Spine Surgery, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Accredited by The Joint Commission
  • Avera Prince of Peace, Sioux Falls, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 5-star rating

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, S.D.

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital

  • Top 20 and 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, Chartis Center for Rural Health
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 5-star rating
  • Hurst Gold Standard Of Nursing Award
  • Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care,  Hip and Knee Replacement,  and Spine Surgery, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Accredited by The Joint Commission
  • Avera Sr. James Nursing Home, Yankton, Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) 5-star rating

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 

Floyd Valley Hospital, Le Mars, I.A.

Floyd Valley Hospital

  • Becker’s Top Hospitals for Patient Experience

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