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Avera McKennan

Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center is not only the best hospital in Sioux Falls, we’re among the finest in the nation.

Avera McKennan has earned top ratings from U.S. News & World Report, Healthgrades, and Truven Health Analytics – three leading hospital analytic groups. These recognitions place us as the No. 1 hospital in Sioux Falls, and among the nation’s highest quality health care providers.

No. 1 Hospital in Sioux Falls

Hear Dr. David Kapaska, regional president and CEO of Avera McKennan, talk about the 100 Top Hospitals designation and other key national recognitions. Avera McKennan is the only hospital in Sioux Falls and South Dakota to earn these high ratings, which place us as the No. 1 hospital in Sioux Falls. Learn from Dr. Kapaska’s perspective what this means to residents of our region.

Named One of the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics

Truven Health Analytics 2013Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals®by Truven Health Analytics formerly the health care business of Thomson Reuters. This is the fifth time Avera McKennan has been listed among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals.

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The study is celebrating its 20th year, and has been conducted annually since 1993.

Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care.

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Ranked #1 Hospital in South Dakota

For the second year in a row, Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center has been ranked the number one hospital in South Dakota by U.S. News & World Report. The 2013-14 Best Hospitals, the 24th annual edition, showcases more than 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. These rankings are based in part on patient safety, reputation and advanced technologies.

Avera McKennan was also nationally ranked in gynecology and received high-performing status in 10 medical specialties:U.S. News and World Report 2013-14 badge

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes and endocrinology
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology

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Recognized Nationally by Healthgrades

HealthgradesAvera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center has been named among the top 5 percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

  • Top 5 percent of the nation's 4,500 hospitals for clinical excellence
  • Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical ExcellenceTM
  • Rated Best Hospital in South Dakota for overall clinical excellence

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Named best in South Dakota in:

  • Gastrointestinal services, GI medical treatment and general surgery
  • Critical care
  • Neuroscience and treatment of stroke

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