Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center

74%

Patients that would definitely recommend
4% higher than the national average


Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center is a medical facility located in Sioux Falls, SD. This hospital has been recognized for Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™.

Awards

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

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

2 ratings were better than expected

  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery

10 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

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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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69%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
Equal to the national average

74%

Would definitely recommend
4% higher than the national average

Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%76%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%76%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%59%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%86%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%49%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%63%66%

Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%57%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%68%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Toni P. Oct 20 2020

Review for Dr. Looby

Dr. Alvine is truly a great doctor who explained my situation and gave me the alternatives.

Betty Bryan Oct 19 2020

Review for Dr. Alvine

I love Avera. I have had excellent care in every department I have been in. Dr. Blake did a wonderful job on my shoulder.

Oct 19 2020

Review for Dr. Blake

Dr. Brunz is a very caring physician and always listens To our concerns. He is very thorough. We highly recommended him!!!

Frederick Hagman Oct 19 2020

Review for Dr. Brunz

Such a caring and professional staff! From the moment I walker through the door, through the procedure, aftercare and departure I felt cared for & that my comfort as well as medical experience was a top priority.

La Oeltjenbruns Oct 19 2020

Review for Dr. Chang

Location

Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center

1325 S Cliff Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57105

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