Avera Heart Hospital Of South Dakota

92%

Patients that would definitely recommend

22% higher than the national average

Avera Heart Hospital Of South Dakota is a medical facility located in Sioux Falls, SD. This hospital has been recognized for Patient Safety Excellence Award™, Outstanding Patient Experience Award™, and more.

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)

Top in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery Award™

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery Award™ (2022)

Superior clinical outcomes in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, carotid surgery, and peripheral vascular bypass surgery

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

1 rating was worse than expected

  • Death following a serious complication after surgery

2 ratings were better than expected

9 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Defibrillator Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Pacemaker Procedures

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Attack

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Valve Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Carotid Procedures

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery Award™

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery Award™

2022

Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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89%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

20% higher than the national average

92%

Would definitely recommend

22% higher than the national average

Avera Heart Hospital Of South Dakota

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%86%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%87%78%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%84%66%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%70%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%90%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%59%53%

Avera Heart Hospital Of South Dakota

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%65%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%82%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr. Irwin is very pleasant and makes me feel he has reviewed material on record as well as the lab results before we visit. He also asks if I have questions or concerns, which I appreciate.

Delora Carson Jan 11 2022

Review for Dr. Irwin

Very compassionate and caring…

Lillian S Dec 21 2021

Review for Dr. Thaemert

Annette Williams-Buthe Nov 23 2021

Review for Dr. Thaemert

Oct 05 2021

Review for Dr. Venner

Exceptional

Kathy Asay Oct 01 2021

Review for Dr. Vaska

Location

Avera Heart Hospital Of South Dakota

4500 W 69th St, Sioux Falls SD 57108

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(605) 977-7000

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Contact Us

4500 W 69th St

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Directions

(605) 977-7000