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Why Choose the Avera Heart Hospital

Patient Satisfaction

Patient Satisfaction

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Mortality

Mortality

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Readmission

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What Sets Us Apart

What Sets Us Apart

You want the best for your heart, and so do we. We are a nationally-recognized center for cardiovascular care. The region's first Accredited Chest Pain Center. A national leader in cardiovascular care. It's about advanced technology for better outcomes. Learn why the Avera Heart Hospital is your best choice for heart care.

  • 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® Winner 2011 (Thomson Reuters)
  • 100 Top Hospitals®: Cardiovascular Winner (Thomson Reuters) - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center since 2003
  • Top 3% in the nation - Patient Experience
  • Top 5% in the nation - Heart Attack Mortality Rate
  • 3.5 times better survivability of in-hospital cardiac arrest than national average
    * when compared with data from American Heart Association statistics
  • Assisted in the placement of over 1000 public access defibrillators in the region 

Additional sources: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

One Easy Choice. The Best Place for Your Heart

Patient Focused Care

Avera Heart Hospital practices a care model unique to South Dakota called Patient-Focused Care.

It is an entire philosophy of patient care combined with hospital design. 

It improves patient safety by focusing on faster and more efficient treatment. The Patient-Focused Care model includes:

  • A more consistent nursing staff to promote understanding, bondingand continuity
  • Each hospital room is designed for all stages of recovery, so patients will remain in the same room during their stay
  • Advanced infection-lowering standards, including fewer staff members in each room and less travel time between departments

As Strong as Our Stories

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