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Avera Heart Hospital Recognized Nationally for Excellence in Patient Outcomes

healthgradesAvera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota received distinctions from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital.

The findings are part of American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which evaluates the performance of approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide across nearly 30 of the most common conditions and procedures.

2013 Avera Heart Hospital National Leaders in Clinical Excellence

Hospital-Wide

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2012)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2012)

America’s Best 100 Hospitals

  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)

Cardiac

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ for 9 Years in a Row (2005-2013)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ for 7 Years in a Row (2007-2013)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2013
  • Ranked #1 in SD for Overall Cardiac Services for 10 Years in a Row (2004-2013)
  • Ranked #1 in SD for Cardiac Surgery for 10 Years in a Row (2004-2013)
  • Ranked #1 in SD for Cardiology Services for 10 Years in a Row (2004-2013)Ranked #1 in SD for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Overall Cardiac Services in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for 10 Years in a Row (2004-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure in 2013

Vascular

  • Five-Star Recipient for Carotid Surgery for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)