Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center

1325 S Cliff Ave, Sioux Falls SD, 57105

(605) 322-8000

78% of patients would definitely recommend this hospital.

Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center has achieved 3 quality award distinctions in the last 12 months.

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Hospital Quality Awards

Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center has been recognized by Healthgrades for 1 Hospital Quality Award in the last 12 months

Clinical Quality Awards

Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center has been recognized by Healthgrades for 2 Clinical Quality Awards in the last 12 months

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Clinical Quality: Cardiac

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality Based Rating on 65 cases.

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Heart Attack

Mortality Based Rating on 102 cases.

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Heart Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 534 cases.

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Pacemaker Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 40 hospital cases and a national average of 157 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Critical Care

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Diabetic Emergencies

Mortality Based Rating on 63 cases.

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Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality Based Rating on 97 cases.

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Respiratory Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 252 cases.

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Sepsis

Mortality Based Rating on 914 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gastrointestinal

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Mortality Within 30 Days
Bowel Obstruction

Mortality Based Rating on 368 cases.

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Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 287 cases.

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Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 268 cases.

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Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality Based Rating on 489 cases.

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Pancreatitis

Mortality Based Rating on 110 cases.

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Small Intestine Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 100 cases.

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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 221 hospital cases and a national average of 117 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Neurosciences

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Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality Based Rating on 107 cases.

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Stroke

Mortality Based Rating on 486 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Orthopedic

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Hip Fracture Treatment

Complications Based Rating on 613 hospital cases and a national average of 242 cases.

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Hip Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 435 hospital cases and a national average of 215 cases.

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Total Knee Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 705 hospital cases and a national average of 377 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Prostate Surgery

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Prostate Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 124 hospital cases and a national average of 88 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Pulmonary

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality Based Rating on 393 cases.

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Pneumonia

Mortality Based Rating on 488 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Spine Surgery

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Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

Complications Based Rating on 139 hospital cases and a national average of 115 cases.

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Spinal Fusion

Complications Based Rating on 192 hospital cases and a national average of 196 cases.

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Patient Experience

After leaving the hospital, patients are randomly selected to answer the standardized, multiple-question survey developed by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). Healthgrades obtains this survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

78% of patients would definitely
recommend this hospital

  • Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center
  • National average
  • Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10 (high)

  • Doctors always communicated well

  • Nurses always communicated well

  • Patients always received help as soon as they wanted

  • Staff always explained

  • Pain was always well controlled

  • Always quiet at night

  • Room was always clean

  • Yes, staff did give patients this information

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Patient Safety Ratings

Patient safety ratings show you how well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications. Look for hospitals that are rated “Better Than Expected" or "As Expected" to reduce your risk.

Rated Better Than Expected in 7 safety indicators

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Electrolyte and fluid imbalance following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery

Rated As Expected in 6 safety indicators

  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

Rated Worse Than Expected in 0 safety indicators

0 Events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure
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Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center

1325 S Cliff Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105