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Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Recognized Nationally for Excellence in Patient Outcomes

healthgradesAvera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, 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.

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2013 Avera Sacred Heart Hospital National Leaders in Clinical Excellence

Patient Experience/Satisfaction

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Outstanding patient Experience Award™ for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience in 2012

Cardiac

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)

Neurosciences

  • Ranked #2 in SD for Treatment of Stroke in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in SD for Treatment of Stroke for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) (Ranked 1 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)

Pulmonary

  • Ranked #1 in SD for Overall Pulmonary Services for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in SD for Overall Pulmonary Services for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) (Ranked 1 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)

Vascular

  • Five-Star Recipient for Carotid Surgery in 2013

Gastrointestinal

  • Ranked #4 in SD for GI Services in 2013
  • Ranked #4 in SD for General Surgery in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in SD for GI Services for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) (Ranked 4 in 2013)
  • Ranked Among the top 5 in SD for General Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) (Ranked 4 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction in 2013