Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center

76%

Patients that would definitely recommend
6% higher than the national average

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

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

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

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

Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ (2017)

Superior clinical outcomes in cranial neurosurgery

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 better than expected

12 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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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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73%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
4% higher than the national average

76%

Would definitely recommend
6% 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%77%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%65%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%90%84%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%64%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%56%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%69%73%

Providers

Dr. Brian Aamlid, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

18 Ratings
Dr. Brian Aamlid, MD

Dr. Jonathon Adams, MD

Cardiology

1 Ratings
Dr. Jonathon Adams, MD

Dr. Michael Adler, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

82 Ratings
Dr. Michael Adler, MD

Dr. Mark Dean Aguiling, MD

Internal Medicine

3 Ratings
Dr. Mark Dean Aguiling, MD

Dr. Ali Al-Hajjaj, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Ali Al-Hajjaj, MD

Dr. Raymond Allen, MD

Internal Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Raymond Allen, MD

Dr. Jay Allison, MD

Family Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Jay Allison, MD

Dr. Josie Alpers, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

1 Ratings
Dr. Josie Alpers, MD

Dr. Gregory Alvine, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

31 Ratings
Dr. Gregory Alvine, MD

Dr. Mohammed Alzoubaidi, MD

Critical Care Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Mohammed Alzoubaidi, MD

Dr. Thomas Ambrose II, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

85 Ratings
Dr. Thomas Ambrose II, MD

Dr. Roberto Anel, MD

Family Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Roberto Anel, MD

Dr. Raquel Anel-Tiangco, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

7 Ratings
Dr. Raquel Anel-Tiangco, MD

Dr. Carlito Arenas, MD

Internal Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Carlito Arenas, MD

Dr. David Arend, MD

Urology

12 Ratings
Dr. David Arend, MD

Dr. Kyle Arneson, MD

Radiation Oncology

3 Ratings
Dr. Kyle Arneson, MD

Dr. Muna Ashraf, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Muna Ashraf, MD

Dr. Sami Awadallah, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

2 Ratings
Dr. Sami Awadallah, MD

Dr. John Bacharach, MD

Internal Medicine

3 Ratings
Dr. John Bacharach, MD

Dr. Berne Bahnson, MD

Psychiatry

6 Ratings
Dr. Berne Bahnson, MD

Dr. Joseph Baka, MD

Neuroradiology

Dr. Joseph Baka, MD

Dr. Scott Baker, MD

General Surgery

15 Ratings
Dr. Scott Baker, MD

Dr. Jonathon Bannwarth, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Jonathon Bannwarth, MD

Dr. Matthew Barker, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

20 Ratings
Dr. Matthew Barker, MD

Dr. Michael Bauer, MD

General Surgery

8 Ratings
Dr. Michael Bauer, MD

Dr. Keith Baumgarten, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

80 Ratings
Dr. Keith Baumgarten, MD

Dr. David Bean, MD

Forensic Psychiatry

2 Ratings
Dr. David Bean, MD

Dr. Scott Beckstrand, MD

Internal Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. Scott Beckstrand, MD

Dr. Jeremy Beireis, MD

Family Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Jeremy Beireis, MD

Dr. Kevin Benson, MD

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

52 Ratings
Dr. Kevin Benson, MD

Dr. John Berdahl, MD

Ophthalmology

18 Ratings
Dr. John Berdahl, MD

Dr. Mary Berg, MD

Family Medicine

8 Ratings
Dr. Mary Berg, MD

Dr. Michael Bergan, MD

Psychiatry

11 Ratings
Dr. Michael Bergan, MD

Dr. Heather Berney, MD

Psychiatry

1 Ratings
Dr. Heather Berney, MD

Dr. Emad Beshai, MD

Internal Medicine

13 Ratings
Dr. Emad Beshai, MD

Dr. Stephen Billion, MD

Internal Medicine

7 Ratings
Dr. Stephen Billion, MD

Dr. Matthew Blake, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

56 Ratings
Dr. Matthew Blake, MD

Dr. Nathan Bockholt, MD

Urology

Dr. Nathan Bockholt, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Boyle, MD

Sleep Medicine

11 Ratings
Dr. Jeffrey Boyle, MD

Dr. Kevin Bray, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

2 Ratings
Dr. Kevin Bray, MD

Dr. James Breit, MD

General Surgery

5 Ratings
Dr. James Breit, MD

Dr. Richard Briggs, MD

Family Medicine

3 Ratings
Dr. Richard Briggs, MD

Dr. Catherine Brockmeier, DO

Obstetrics & Gynecology

7 Ratings
Dr. Catherine Brockmeier, DO

Angela Brownfield, CAC

Addiction and Substance Abuse Counseling

1 Ratings
Angela Brownfield, CAC

Dr. Michael Brozik, MD

Critical Care Surgery

Dr. Michael Brozik, MD

Dr. Alissa Brummond, MD

Internal Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Alissa Brummond, MD

Dr. Neil Brummond, MD

Internal Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Neil Brummond, MD

Dr. Mark Bubak, MD

Allergy & Immunology

10 Ratings
Dr. Mark Bubak, MD

Dr. Jonathan Buchanan, MD

Sports Medicine

4 Ratings
Dr. Jonathan Buchanan, MD

Dr. Anthony Bufo, MD

Pediatric Surgery

9 Ratings
Dr. Anthony Bufo, MD

Dr. Andrew Burchett, DO

Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Dr. Andrew Burchett, DO

Dr. Oluma Bushen, MD

Infectious Disease Medicine

Dr. Oluma Bushen, MD

Dr. Craig Carlson, MD

Anesthesiology

Dr. Craig Carlson, MD

Dr. Walter Carlson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

64 Ratings
Dr. Walter Carlson, MD

Dr. Margaret Carmody, MD

Neurosurgery

Dr. Margaret Carmody, MD

Dr. Paul Carpenter, MD

Cardiology

3 Ratings
Dr. Paul Carpenter, MD

Dr. Matthew Casey, MD

Vascular & Interventional Radiology

4 Ratings
Dr. Matthew Casey, MD

Dr. Daniel Cecil, MD

Internal Medicine

3 Ratings
Dr. Daniel Cecil, MD

Dr. Kwang Chang, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

12 Ratings
Dr. Kwang Chang, MD

Dr. Darren Chester, MD

Family Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. Darren Chester, MD

Dr. Heather Chester-Adam, MD

Psychiatry

1 Ratings
Dr. Heather Chester-Adam, MD

Dr. Sabina Choudhry, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Sabina Choudhry, MD

Dr. Paul Cink, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

8 Ratings
Dr. Paul Cink, MD

Dr. Steven Condron, MD

Gastroenterology

9 Ratings
Dr. Steven Condron, MD

Dr. Jaret Copeman, DO

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Jaret Copeman, DO

Dr. Lorinda Covell, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Lorinda Covell, MD

Dr. Richard Crawford, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

3 Ratings
Dr. Richard Crawford, MD

Dr. Daniel Crosby, MD

Neuroradiology

Dr. Daniel Crosby, MD

Dr. Shawn Culey, MD

Family Medicine

3 Ratings
Dr. Shawn Culey, MD

Dr. Richard Curd, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

35 Ratings
Dr. Richard Curd, MD

Dr. Robert Dahl, MD

General Surgery

2 Ratings
Dr. Robert Dahl, MD

Dr. Gregory Danielson, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

10 Ratings
Dr. Gregory Danielson, MD

Dr. Ayham Deeb, MD

Hematology

Dr. Ayham Deeb, MD

Dr. Katie Dejong, DO

Emergency Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Katie Dejong, DO

Dr. M Gregory Desautel, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

10 Ratings
Dr. M Gregory Desautel, MD

Dr. Michael Devish, DO

Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

18 Ratings
Dr. Michael Devish, DO

Dr. Dean Dewald, MD

Anesthesiology

Dr. Dean Dewald, MD

Gustavo Diaz, PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery (Physician Assistant)

5 Ratings
Gustavo Diaz, PA-C

Dr. Scott Dierks, MD

Family Medicine

12 Ratings
Dr. Scott Dierks, MD

Dr. Elizabeth Dimitrievich, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

19 Ratings
Dr. Elizabeth Dimitrievich, MD

Dr. Brian Dix, DPM

Podiatry

28 Ratings
Dr. Brian Dix, DPM

Dr. Wade Dosch, MD

General Surgery

10 Ratings
Dr. Wade Dosch, MD

Dr. Kathlyn Drexler, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2 Ratings
Dr. Kathlyn Drexler, MD

Dr. Shari Eich, MD

Pediatrics

1 Ratings
Dr. Shari Eich, MD

Dr. Hesham Elgouhari, MD

Infectious Disease Medicine

4 Ratings
Dr. Hesham Elgouhari, MD

Dr. David Elson, MD

Oncology

Dr. David Elson, MD

Dr. Gilbert English, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

9 Ratings
Dr. Gilbert English, MD

Dr. Amy Evjen, MD

Internal Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Amy Evjen, MD

Dr. Joseph Fanciullo, MD

Rheumatology

8 Ratings
Dr. Joseph Fanciullo, MD

Dr. Joel Farmer, MD

Anesthesiology

Dr. Joel Farmer, MD

Dr. Mark Fausch, MD

Cardiology

3 Ratings
Dr. Mark Fausch, MD

Dr. Jeff Feiock, DDS

Dentistry

1 Ratings
Dr. Jeff Feiock, DDS

Dr. Heidi Feistner-Leuning, MD

Family Medicine

6 Ratings
Dr. Heidi Feistner-Leuning, MD

Dr. Steven Feldhaus, MD

General Surgery

2 Ratings
Dr. Steven Feldhaus, MD

Dr. Magdalene Fiddler, MD

Hospital Medicine

Dr. Magdalene Fiddler, MD

Dr. David Flanagan, MD

General Surgery

7 Ratings
Dr. David Flanagan, MD

Provider Reviews

excellent as usual. got right in, tests and procedures done in easy to understand way. diagnosis very well explained, treatment very well taken care of.

Oct 17 2019

Review for Dr. Peter Looby, MD

Oct 16 2019

Review for Dr. Keith Baumgarten, MD

I loved having Dr. English on my team with 3 of 4 pregnancies! Always made me feel secure and confident. In 2006, I made it 39 weeks exactly with my twins and Dr. English said I was his 2nd longest term to carry multiple pregnancy! I give him alot of credit!

Oct 16 2019

Review for Dr. Gilbert English, MD

Definitely recommend Dr Jones , mead very satisfied with the care

Oct 15 2019

Review for Dr. David Jones Jr, MD

Personally, very satisfied, any questions I asked were answered and if I wanted more details I was given more details on surgery and procedure and recovery, etc. I feel like that gives people more peace of minds. The details! Thanks guys!

Oct 11 2019

Review for Dr. Matthew Blake, MD

Wow, what a great doctor! He replaced my hip and gave me my life back. He is very compassionate and wants to do the best for his patients. I would highly recommend him and would go to him with any future issues. To sum it up great guy and Surgeon.

Oct 11 2019

Review for Dr. Matthew McKenzie, MD

Oct 10 2019

Review for Dr. Catherine Brockmeier, DO

Very professional. Great results with 6 procedures. Wife and other friends have had same results. highly recomended

Oct 10 2019

Review for Dr. Peter Looby, MD

Dr Watson listens very thoroughly and is a wonderful doctor!

Oct 05 2019

Review for Dr. Eric Watson, MD

Dr. K is smart, trustworthy, skilled and listens. I trusted him to do my surgery and was pleased with the outcome. He continues to further his education and stay on top of medical advances.

Oct 03 2019

Review for Dr. Peter Kasznica, MD

Oct 01 2019

Review for Dr. Corey Rothrock, MD

Sep 30 2019

Review for Dr. Corey Rothrock, MD

Dr. Rothrock is an amazing Dr. that did my anterior total hip replacement. He explains things to you so you understand. He has a great bedside manner! Would recommend Dr Rothrock to anyone considering total hip or knee replacement surgery!

Sep 30 2019

Review for Dr. Corey Rothrock, MD

Asked around as to who had the best success rates for shoulder surgery. Dr. Baumgarten was considered the best.

Sioux Falls, SD - Sep 29 2019

Review for Dr. Keith Baumgarten, MD

Very professional yet personable. Made our 16 yr feel comfortable.

Sep 28 2019

Review for Dr. Eric Watson, MD

Great rapport with patients! Open and honest personal opinions! Love the caring and respectful communication!

Sep 27 2019

Review for Dr. Eric Watson, MD

I had a knee arthroplasty done by Dr Hermanson last May. He did a great job and I am doing very well. I will be having the other knee done by him in November. I highly recommend him! All who work with him are wonderful as well!

Sep 26 2019

Review for Dr. Evan Hermanson, MD

I had Dr Rothrock for my bi-lateral knee surgery five years ago. I had no pain afterwards and was back to work within o month of the surgery. I have highly recommended him to anyone who asked about him. Thank you Dr Rothrock for your excellent care

in Hoven, SD - Sep 26 2019

Review for Dr. Corey Rothrock, MD

Having hip surgery was the smartest thing I ever did. I feel like new!

Sep 26 2019

Review for Dr. Thomas Ambrose II, MD

this visit was a follow up visit for a hip replacement

Sep 23 2019

Review for Dr. Corey Rothrock, MD

I'm thankful that we try different avenues than surgery. I rather have shots than surgery.

Sep 22 2019

Review for Dr. Kwang Chang, MD

He listened then treated. My kne and my ankle pain are gone, If they return I will go to Dr Rothrock again.

Sep 21 2019

Review for Dr. Corey Rothrock, MD

I do not know how he is still practicing - he did no testing minimal exam and basically said there was nothing wrong- but there was and that meant starting the process all over again and being in a lot of pain - terrible doc do not waste your time or money

Sep 20 2019

Review for Dr. Gregory Mumm, MD

I highly recommend Dr Rothrock. He did my knee replacement. He is a very caring Dr. Everyone told me how painful the surgery would be. Dr. Rothrock made sure that there was very minimal pain. I would recommend Dr Rothrock. He definitely is a 5 star Dr

Sep 20 2019

Review for Dr. Corey Rothrock, MD

My first visit with Dr. Watts went very well. He explained the surgery/rehab process very well while showing me a video of the surgery. I haven't booked the surgery yet, but will soon with Dr. Watts and his team.

Sep 20 2019

Review for Dr. J Watts, MD

Dr Adler and his team made the whole process very easy. The hospital was the best too. Thank you Dr. Adler for giving me back the ability to walk, dance and run again.

Sep 20 2019

Review for Dr. Michael Adler, MD

We had a great experience with Dr. Adler! He took the time to thoroughly explain our options and what he thought best. He was friendly and knowledgeable - we would definitely recommend him to any family or friends looking for an orthopedic doctor.

Sep 16 2019

Review for Dr. Michael Adler, MD

Dr Watts is compassionate, caring and explains what options you have for optimum health.

Sep 16 2019

Review for Dr. J Watts, MD

Sep 16 2019

Review for Dr. Eric Watson, MD

A great doctor with a great ability to talk layman terms so you understood everything he was saying.

in Madison, SD - Sep 15 2019

Review for Dr. Corey Rothrock, MD

Great he's very knowledgeable and down to earth. He tells you what the best route for your care. Talks to you so you can understand what the procedure involves. Staff are friendly and courteous

in Pipestone, MN - Sep 15 2019

Review for Dr. Jeffrey Kalo, DO

very good. Rotator cuff surgery was done and now I am rehabbing my range of motion and strenght. He was very understanding and told me what to expect and what to guard against.

Sep 13 2019

Review for Dr. Jeffrey Kalo, DO

Dr. Mark List always is accommodating with scheduling, concerns, questions and just about anything. He is professional, knowledgeable about a plethora of health concerns and very caring in his treatments. Best doctor ever!!

Sep 13 2019

Review for Dr. Mark List, MD

Sep 13 2019

Review for Dr. Corey Rothrock, MD

I was very comfortable with Dr. Wingate and his staff. He explained my xrays very thoroughly and made sure that I understood the treatment options available to me.

Sep 12 2019

Review for Dr. Matthew Wingate, MD

Dr Keith goes above and beyond to take care of his patients,not just in the short term but is looking out how you can heal in the long term. Again thanks dr Keith

Sep 12 2019

Review for Dr. Keith Baumgarten, MD

Sep 11 2019

Review for Dr. Michael Adler, MD

Only a matter of couple hours between making an appt and then getting in to see the Dr. X-rays done and MRI scheduled then surgery.

Sep 10 2019

Review for Dr. J Watts, MD

Sep 09 2019

Review for Dr. Editha Liu, MD

Sep 09 2019

Review for Dr. Veronica Gaetze, MD

Sep 09 2019

Review for Dr. Catherine Brockmeier, DO

She is very thorough and check things out to give me comfort with my questions.

Sep 09 2019

Review for Dr. Michelle Wanna, MD

So friendly. So nice. We actually had fun at the visit. How often can a patient say that. They made the up coming surgery sound safe and quick.

Sep 08 2019

Review for Dr. Matthew McKenzie, MD

He is a wonderful doctor who explains everything. His acupuncture is really helping me with my neck pain. I will continue seeing him till my neck pain goes away.

Sep 08 2019

Review for Dr. Kwang Chang, MD

Dr. Jones has a very pleasant personality, likewise his PA, Emily as well. Good listener and informative. I like any doctor with a good best side manner and Dr. Jones has that.

Sep 08 2019

Review for Dr. David Jones Jr, MD

Very Professional young man! And his staff was very nice and showed concern for my issues

Sep 07 2019

Review for Dr. Jonathon Geisinger, MD

Excellent pain management doctor who cares about his patients. Highly recomended.

Sep 05 2019

Review for Dr. Scott Lockwood, MD

Amazing Doctor. Great attitude and excellent care

Aug 27 2019

Review for Dr. Amy Krie, MD

My hip replacement experience was very good. Well worth the time so I could get back to life and ride motorcycle with my husband. The intense learning all the way trough was great.

Aug 23 2019

Review for Dr. Thomas Ambrose II, MD

Dr Geisinger explains your diagnosis and your options for treatment so you can make informed consent to any treatment. He makes sure any procedures ordered is scheduled in a timely manner and does a followup on the results.

Aug 22 2019

Review for Dr. Jonathon Geisinger, MD

Location

Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center

1325 S Cliff Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57105