Black Hills Surgical Hospital

92%

Patients that would definitely recommend
22% higher than the national average

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

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

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

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 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgeries and spinal fusion procedures

Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement

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

3 ratings were better than expected

  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery

9 ratings were as expected

  • 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
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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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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92%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
23% higher than the national average

92%

Would definitely recommend
22% higher than the national average

Black Hills Surgical Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%88%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%88%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%73%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%93%84%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%89%66%

Black Hills Surgical Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%91%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%87%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

He does excellent work. Pleasant to deal with.

May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Watt

My visit with Dr. Watt was great. He was very thorough about my surgery. I have been very pleased with my back surgery and its been about a year and i'm feeling great.I have highly recommened him to several of my friends.Thank you Dr. Watt very much for the great service and follow ups.

Elmer C. Christensen May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Watt

Ben Nelson May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Watt

Friendly, thoughtful, caring, express immediate concern. Stated he knew exactly how to fix it and the time for healing.

LN.Rc.Sd. May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Putnam

Very poor bedside manner. Arrogant and dismissive. He should probably just stick to surgery instead of conscious patient to patient interactions.

May 03 2020

Review for Dr. Jager

Mar 25 2020

Review for Dr. Howard

I want my doctor back!!!!!!! One of the few who knew about my condition.

Temple Riddle Mar 07 2020

Review for Dr. Webb

Mar 02 2020

Review for Dr. Schutz

Friendly straight to the point which I personally like. Questions always answered. Friendly fun staff both in office and in surgery. Availability of staff due to a question or an emergency was very fast and reassuring. Thank you Dr. Schutz and your amazing staff!!

Kristina Feb 23 2020

Review for Dr. Schutz

Greg Rolland Feb 08 2020

Review for Dr. Woodruff

Annette Rathert Feb 01 2020

Review for Dr. Marrs

Jan 24 2020

Review for Dr. Dietrich

I highly recommend Dr. Godbe. He saved my life twice and he'll never know how grateful I am for him being there for me. Dr. Godbe. Thank you

Tim Klapperich Jan 17 2020

Review for Dr. Godbe

Very kind and helpful

Petz Dec 19 2019

Review for Dr. Putnam

I would rather see a witch doctor

Dec 14 2019

Review for Dr. White

Em Nov 11 2019

Review for Dr. Renaud

I would highly recommend Dr. Schutz. He thoroughly explained all my options, provided statistics on the spot for chance of complications, and I felt completely comfortable with him. He is very kind and compassionate. I'm kind of sad that I won't need to see him again in the future!

Jamie Oct 08 2019

Review for Dr. Schutz

Sep 30 2019

Review for Dr. Beshara

highly annoyed former patient Sep 25 2019

Review for Dr. Schleiffarth

I had been thinking about this procedure for several years Dr. Snyder helped me to move forward with my decision. I am very happy with the result and wish I had found her sooner. Her team is professional and supportive. A very positive experience. Thank You

Sep 01 2019

Review for Dr. Snyder

Aug 21 2019

Review for Dr. Renaud

Jo M Aug 19 2019

Review for Dr. Snyder

Dr. Dietrich was recommended by my physical therapist and I'm glad she did. He was very professional, straight forward in his explanations and was able to get me in to have caudal injection very quickly. My pain has gone from a 9 to a 2 at this time. Thank you so much for helping me!

SJS Aug 15 2019

Review for Dr. Dietrich

JAN W. Aug 11 2019

Review for Dr. Webb

Kim H.in Rapid City, SD - Aug 07 2019

Review for Dr. Schutz

Dawn Connor Aug 06 2019

Review for Dr. Watt

Great doctor! Takes time with his patients!

Aug 06 2019

Review for Dr. Putnam

Great doctor, Great personality and knows what he is doing as far as a medical doctor goes. Love that I had him for my knee surgeon.

Donna R Scott Aug 03 2019

Review for Dr. Papendick

Dr. Snyder performaed breast reductions for both my daughter and myself. I trusted her completely with my daughter's care due to her open and caring nature and her talent. She has given my daughter and I a new life, and we will always appreciate that.

Angie Aug 01 2019

Review for Dr. Snyder

Dr. Snyder is absolutely amazing at what she does! She took the time to listen to what I wanted and made it happen! Not to mention how friendly and caring she is!!! I would HIGHLY recommend her!

Jul 17 2019

Review for Dr. Snyder

Dr. Snyder, and her staff, were fantastic. They were kind and courteous. They were able to get me in quickly, and she did an amazing job on my surgery. I couldn't be happier that I saw her.

Jun 27 2019

Review for Dr. Snyder

I have an ongoing condition with my spine and have had 3 successful surgeries. I would and have recommended Dr. Tim J. Watt.

Diana Carsonin Custer, SD - Jun 23 2019

Review for Dr. Watt

Lynn Laffertyin Rapid City, SD - Jun 19 2019

Review for Dr. White

Jun 18 2019

Review for Dr. Medley

I believe Dr Watt is a wonderful surgeon. He did a spinal fusion on my husband and a 2 level cervical fusion on me. We both had amazing results.

May 01 2019

Review for Dr. Watt

AWESOME DOCTOR! His nurse however, never answers: phone/questions/calls back if you leave a msg.

Apr 18 2019

Review for Dr. White

My husband has numerous health conditions and Dr. Lawlor treats him with an underlying awareness of how they affect his pain and overall health.

Apr 11 2019

Review for Dr. Lawlor

Apr 10 2019

Review for Dr. Watt

I have been seeing Dr. Sizes for many years, including surgery, and I have always found him to be kind, professional and thorough in his treatments. He listens and treats each patient in a personal way. I wouldn't see any other podiatrist!

Mar 26 2019

Review for Dr. Skea

This is the best Plastic Surgeon EVER. He takes all the time you need to explain procedures, recovery times, and expense. I would trust him for any procedure.

Gingerin Rapid City, SD - Mar 01 2019

Review for Dr. Schutz

Dr Watt performed a neck stabilization procedure and carpal tunnel surgeries for me. Both were perfect. I trust him for any surgical events. I trust his judgment in referring me to other specialists!

John Hopkinsin Rochford, SD - Feb 13 2019

Review for Dr. Watt

Feb 09 2019

Review for Dr. Anderson

Dr Watt and all of the staff at Black Hills Neurosurgery & Spine are awesome! Dr Watt explains everything very well and has great people skills. I have had two surgeries with Dr Watt and his expertise is second to none.

Rapid City, SD - Jan 31 2019

Review for Dr. Watt

Dr. Watt was excellent in relieving my neck pain. I highly recommend him!

Jan 30 2019

Review for Dr. Watt

Dr Watt was amazing! I enjoyed his professional manner and his direct way of approaching the problem. He is a no-nonsense, cut-to-the-chase doctor who cares about your problems. I will definitely be recommending him to anyone who is looking for a excellent neurosurgeon.

Leonin Box Elder, SD - Jan 23 2019

Review for Dr. Watt

Sturgis - Jan 18 2019

Review for Dr. Anderson

What a kind Doctor and made me feel very comfortable in asking questions and my concerns where addressed with ease , so I feel I’m making a great decision choosing Dr.Schutz and his amazing staff.

Blessed patient in Rapid City , SD - Jan 13 2019

Review for Dr. Schutz

Sonya Parkerin Rapid City, SD - Jan 12 2019

Review for Dr. Anderson

Dr Howard did a surgery to treat an infection on our son. Best experience. Clean, modern office. He clearly cares about the details. We couldn’t be happier.

Emilyin Rapid City, SD - Dec 09 2018

Review for Dr. Howard

Uncaring and smug. He had a bad attitude and was not knowledgeable about my condition at all. I would not revisit this practitioner or recommend him.

Rapid City, SD - Nov 29 2018

Review for Dr. Anderson

Isaacin CHADRON, NE - Nov 10 2018

Review for Dr. Vonderau

Terrible and negligent. Settled for the easy answer and didn't offer any diagnostic care. Gave up and refused any assistance.

Oct 30 2018

Review for Dr. Kruger

Rapid City, SD - Oct 18 2018

Review for Dr. Jager

Cherylin Lead, SD - Oct 17 2018

Review for Dr. Watt

I've been with Dr. Anderson for several years and will continue my treatments with him. He suggests other avenues to take when I've tried just about everything else. He listens to me and really seems to care. Dr. Anderson is one to take max time with me and even answers my husbands questions too.

Debin Sturgis, SD - Oct 15 2018

Review for Dr. Anderson

Brandy Rin Rapid City, SD - Oct 15 2018

Review for Dr. Fromm

John S.in Rapid City, SD - Oct 03 2018

Review for Dr. White

Rapid City, SD - Sep 28 2018

Review for Dr. Bachwich

I had back surgery by DR. Watt the outcome was great the back surgery was done because of nerves going to my legs before my left leg would not work now it is working good. thank you DR Watt

Claude Beattyin Rapid City, SD - Sep 20 2018

Review for Dr. Watt

Norman R Noftsgerin Rapid City, SD - Sep 19 2018

Review for Dr. Bradley

Sep 18 2018

Review for Dr. Duchene

SD - Sep 17 2018

Review for Dr. Bachwich

He seemed flustered during appointment and didn’t seem to hear a word I said. Then when I looked at my chart online it was all wrong.

Rapid City - Sep 14 2018

Review for Dr. Howard

Sep 07 2018

Review for Dr. Renaud

Dr. Woodruff knew exactly what was causing my pain and helped me get better while keeping invasive treatment and surgery a last resort. I am thankful that he took the time to explain everything to me. I recommend him to all my family and friends.

Sue Aug 25 2018

Review for Dr. Woodruff

I put all my trust in the hands of Dr Anderson. Any decisions he makes to assure me of pain relief is his #1 goal. As for me my opinion is he's not God but, God has his hands in my care. Respectfully, Joseph Greenwald,Jr.

Joseph Greenwald Jrin Lead, SD - Jul 21 2018

Review for Dr. Anderson

Michael Jun 21 2018

Review for Dr. Watt

Dr Godbe saved my life,he performed life saving surgery,after I was diagnosed with colon cancer,he met me the same day I was told,without an appointment mind you,and had me in surgery within a week,everything went great and I am back to normal! Thanks Dr Godbe,you rock! Mary Floyd

Mary Floyd in Sevierville , TN - Jun 14 2018

Review for Dr. Godbe

I highly recommend Dr. Bradley. I felt like he really listened to my concerns and explained things very well. He is extremely kind and patient. Technically he is one of the best and I would trust him with me again and anyone I know. He is fantastic!!

Rapid City, SD - Jun 05 2018

Review for Dr. Bradley

Excellent Gastroenterologist! Did colonoscopy on myself and wife. We both had an excellent experience, with no discomfort, nice documented pictures and results, good advice, and personal visits from the doctor at the end. Very calm Proffesional approach.

David Mendelowitzin Custer, SD - May 31 2018

Review for Dr. Jones

Dr. Watt is an excellent surgeon and my experience at the BH Neurosurgery and Spine hospital was great. the staff was very efficient and I have never been treated so well at any other facility. Thank you to all the nurses at the hospital and all of Dr. Watt's staff at the clinic.

Jerry Hightin Gillette, WY - May 23 2018

Review for Dr. Watt

Great doctor that cares about his patients.

RQ May 12 2018

Review for Dr. Bochna

Dr. Fromm and his staff are amazing!! Very helpful and knowledgeable!

Apr 19 2018

Review for Dr. Fromm

Jayne Haguein Gillette, WY - Apr 18 2018

Review for Dr. Watt

Doctor Beshara has been a wonderful asset to helping maintain my reproductive health and is always willing to answer questions and investigate concerns. I highly recommend her as a gynecologist to friends and family regularly.

SStanleyin Rapid City, SD - Apr 17 2018

Review for Dr. Beshara

Dr. Bendt is a caring doctor who puts you at ease and explains everything very clearly.

Apr 11 2018

Review for Dr. Bendt

Penny R. Hawkin Douglas - Apr 05 2018

Review for Dr. Schutz

Dr. Watt is one of the most amazing doctors! The service and care that I received from my initial appointment, through surgery and through my after care was impeccable. I would recommend him and his staff for anything related to my back, neck and/or spine.

Christinein Williston, ND - Mar 26 2018

Review for Dr. Watt

I have always been more than satisfied with her advice and care, also nurse Karrie is awesome, the are a great team and very knowledgeable and professional. Thank you!

Lori Klinein Rapid City, SD - Mar 23 2018

Review for Dr. Beshara

Dr. Godbe did do surgery to reverse a procedure, I was very satisfied, I would recommend Dr. Godbe to family and friends

Ronin Allen, SD - Mar 22 2018

Review for Dr. Godbe

Great doctor and staff

Mar 14 2018

Review for Dr. Putnam

Mar 09 2018

Review for Dr. Beshara

Kimberly Kellerin Rapid City, South Dakota - Mar 07 2018

Review for Dr. Dietrich

I would recommend Dr. Putnam to all my family and friends. He knows what he's doing and is very professional.

Mar 07 2018

Review for Dr. Putnam

Was a wonderful, fun experience with the whole staff!! Dr. Schutz was a compassionate, technically excellent surgeon that I would recommend to anyone!! Thank you for making me look naturally beautiful!!

Mar 03 2018

Review for Dr. Schutz

Feb 27 2018

Review for Dr. Schleiffarth

Rapid City - Feb 26 2018

Review for Dr. Schutz

Custer SD - Feb 24 2018

Review for Dr. Beshara

Already have and definitely will continue to!

Rapid City - Feb 24 2018

Review for Dr. Beshara

Amy Sin Summerset - Feb 20 2018

Review for Dr. Anderson

Very thorough and gave me lots of options. Didn’t jump right to surgery. Ultimately did have Tenjet procedure for my chronic plantar fasciitis. Totally resolved now!

Feb 18 2018

Review for Dr. Putnam

I read some reviews that weren’t great for Dr. Godbe so was a little nervous about seeing him. My appointment with him went fine, and he was very friendly and answered all of my questions.

Melissa Feb 17 2018

Review for Dr. Godbe

Feb 16 2018

Review for Dr. Schleiffarth

Dave Jin Rapid City, SD - Feb 16 2018

Review for Dr. Howard

Dawnin Rapid City, SD - Feb 15 2018

Review for Dr. Beshara

Always helpful, listens to my needs, always a pleasant experience, love her! She is the BEST!

Amy Feb 14 2018

Review for Dr. Beshara

Location

Black Hills Surgical Hospital

216 Anamaria Dr, Rapid City, SD 57701