Sanford USD Medical Center

77%

Patients that would definitely recommend
7% higher than the national average

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in cranial neurosurgery

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

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

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

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ (2019, 2018)

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

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

1 rating was worse than expected

2 ratings were better than expected

  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Bloodstream infection 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
  • 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
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • 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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77%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
8% higher than the national average

77%

Would definitely recommend
7% higher than the national average

Sanford USD Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%79%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%79%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%64%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%89%84%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%67%66%

Sanford USD Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%58%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%68%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Paul Galm May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Rothrock

Routine follow up, went well

Tom Metzger May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Geisinger

Dr. Meierhenry is very knowledgable, patient and willing to go the extra mile to help her patients find the answers to their healthcare concerns. I highly recommend her to friends and family.

May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Meierhenry

Wonderful and compassionate physician. Office staff is very welcoming and friendly.

May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Meierhenry

Very professional and caring staff. Dr.Gutnik is an excellent Gastroenterlogist who is caring and compassionate

May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Gutnik

Through all of my appointments and my back surgery, Dr. Geisinger has been very thorough, compassionate and professional. What he told me pre-op and post-op were "spot on." I appreciated his truthfulness and thank him and his staff for my successful surgery and recovery.

Ricke, Beth A. May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Geisinger

Dr Adler was recommended to me by friend. Dr Adler is very kind and considerate. He explained how the surgery would go.

May 17 2020

Review for Dr. Adler

A doctor that makes sure you understand, actually talks to you. We were not rushed thru our appointment and really interesting in making sure we got the correct treatment.

Susan Martin May 17 2020

Review for Dr. Hermanson

Dr. Adler is a very professional, kind doctor and his nurses were awesome as well.

May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Adler

Dr. Rothrock was very friendly and explained my issue clearly. Fortunately, I do not need surgery, so likely will not see him again. I would definitely go back to him if my situation changes. It was a very good experience, and he came highly recommended.

May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Rothrock

Dr. Wingate is very kind and professional; he also Helps to put you at ease regarding your condition and treatment options. Not only did I trust him with my spine health, but I would also recommend him to anyone I know!

Amy May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Wingate

Very thorough and excellent repair for a severe rotator cuff injury.

May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Baumgarten

Randy Kolb May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Adler

Cindy W May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Adler

I had rotator cuff surgery 4 months ago and I’m ecstatic with the outcome! I have more functional movement and strength than pre-surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Peterson for your orthopedic needs.

Laurie K. May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Peterson

I made a mistake on the first question. Should have been 5 stars. The visit was very good

May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Gutnik

Excellent physician, has a great bedside manner too. I highly recommend this doctor.

May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Mazurczak

Thomas W. Gengerke May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Adler

I have been a patient for many years. A year ago I had my 2nd surgery with Dr Peterson and it couldn’t have gone more text book. Very pleased with my results.

Jennifer S. May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Peterson

Injury to my foot, due to diabetic issues my doctor sent me to Dr Watson. I was impressed with his expertise and no nonsense manner.

May 10 2020

Review for Dr. Watson

The best of the best. Dr. Adler knows what he is doing and can explain exactly what needs to be done. He has performed a knee surgery on me along with replacing a hip and I have no problems with either and can still hike miles upon miles and do whatever I want without pain or worry.

Scott May 10 2020

Review for Dr. Adler

Rochelle Baltzer May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Rothrock

Dr Hermanson has done both of my hips recently. Pre surgery pain is gone. I’ve been able to heal quickly and well. I would recommend him for anyone with hip issues.

Jessica May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Hermanson

I saw Dr Gutnik 20 years ago for problems and he actually remembered me. He was very thorough and actually listened to what I had to say.

Rhonda Bender May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Gutnik

If I could give her 10 stars I would! She is amazing and so is her staff. Your not just a number with Dr. Meierhenry. She always has time to address your concerns and you never feel rushed. I recommend her to everyone I know!

Pam Coffman May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Meierhenry

Dr. Curd is the best in Sioux Falls!

May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Curd

Dawn Soukup May 01 2020

Review for Dr. McKenzie

I appreciate that he did my surgery during the pandemic when I was in such pain. My mental health was at risk. The pain from surgery was nothing compared to what I was living with.

judy smith Apr 27 2020

Review for Dr. Kalo

He was always very willing to understanding my situation and needs and would reexplain things if needed. Both him and Ryan were wonderful to work with! If you’ve ever need Ortho work I 100% recommend Dr Peterson!

Apr 25 2020

Review for Dr. Peterson

I was sitting there not knowing what was going on when Dr Watson came in and explained everything to me

Russell Hansen Apr 25 2020

Review for Dr. Watson

Everything was great.

Anonymous Apr 25 2020

Review for Dr. Peterson

Deb S. Apr 24 2020

Review for Dr. Peterson

Dr. Baumgarten is professional, knowledgeable and an excellent surgeon.

Apr 24 2020

Review for Dr. Baumgarten

Apr 23 2020

Review for Dr. Baumgarten

Very friendly and takes the time to explain and answer questions

Carla R De Jager Apr 23 2020

Review for Dr. Baumgarten

Apr 21 2020

Review for Dr. Wingate

Ryan Apr 21 2020

Review for Dr. Wingate

Dr Geisinger is a very good Dr. He took time to explain things and give suggestions on what to do. Best of all he listened

Nancy Davis Apr 19 2020

Review for Dr. Geisinger

Super comfortable atmosphere and his nurses were extremely helpful and kind. Came into the room very quickly and was really nice.

Brody Nelson Apr 18 2020

Review for Dr. Adler

3rd time he has done a surgery on me. GREAT Dr. Good attitude. Knowledgeable and explains things to you.

t Apr 18 2020

Review for Dr. Baumgarten

Char Apr 17 2020

Review for Dr. Jones Jr

This was my second surgery done by Dr. Peterson. Appreciate the time he spent with me and the care given. Great staff too! Highly recommend!!!

T Graber Apr 15 2020

Review for Dr. Peterson

Brenda Jorgensen Apr 11 2020

Review for Dr. Watson

He is always totally concerned about helping his patients.

Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. Aamlid

I had a total knee replacement, and everything went perfect. Dr. Kalo explained the procedure and what to expect during my recovery time. I couldn’t have asked for a smoother or more professional procedure. The entire staff from start to finish were the best!

Ken White Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. Kalo

Jim Irby Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. McKenzie

Nicole VanBockern Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. Jones Jr

Fantastic doctor and staff to deal with. Listens to you and decides the best option to help.

Kay Kujawa Apr 09 2020

Review for Dr. Jones Jr

Norman L. Dittman Apr 09 2020

Review for Dr. McKenzie

Excellent first time visit. Medical staff were prompt and very helpful. Dr Geisinger explained everything including a plan moving forward. I will definitely recommend him.

Michael Apr 06 2020

Review for Dr. Geisinger

His arterial brain procedure saved my mom’s life. He was able to repair a bleeding aneurysm through her artery rather than open the skull. I can’t say enough about him.

Eva Mar 31 2020

Review for Dr. Sharma

he is very nice . and explains every thing very well .

robert underberg Mar 30 2020

Review for Dr. Wingate

Ron pedersen Mar 28 2020

Review for Dr. Rothrock

He takes the time to listen to you & answer all your questions! I have back issues that he has helped me with, we farm, so I am outside a lot! I would highly recommend him!

Crystal Mar 28 2020

Review for Dr. McKenzie

Lois Mar 27 2020

Review for Dr. Rothrock

Very arrogant and doesn't listen to the patient. Not helpful at all. Would like to have given zero stars.

Mar 27 2020

Review for Dr. Kelly

I would have given him zero stars as he blew off my husband, essentially leaving him to die. This site required at least one, which is more than he should have. He didn't even help us find someone that could help us. We had to do it on our own.

Mar 27 2020

Review for Dr. Santos

Great Doc. Would highly recommend him.

Mar 24 2020

Review for Dr. Adler

I was there for my 1 year follow up from back surgery. Dr. Wingate is WONDERFUL!! He never makes you feel rushed and answers all questions and explains things so you can understand. He is so caring and an absolute wonderful and very competant doctor. I cant say enough good about him.

Bonnie Carter Mar 22 2020

Review for Dr. Wingate

Dr. Baumgarten and his staff were all very personable and professional. Much appreciated the time and attention given to my individual needs.

Mar 21 2020

Review for Dr. Baumgarten

I have seen Dr Chang just a few times, but I find him very compassionate and concerned about me and how to help me. I would highly recommend him. Plus he’s super nice and so is everyone at Orthopedic Institite.

Linda Price Mar 21 2020

Review for Dr. Chang

Kathryn Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Geisinger

Dr McKenzie has operated on my back and hip, both were huge successes! On this visit he examined a pain in my leg. I am working with a PT to improve the problem. Doing great!

Dave S Mar 18 2020

Review for Dr. McKenzie

Lisa Kranz Mar 18 2020

Review for Dr. Wingate

My experience from start to finish has been wonderful. Everyone has been very friendly, thorough with explanations and what to expect and the results have been amazing!

Tom G. Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Peterson

surgery was easy and recovery was way easier than expected little to no pain. Was back to normal work quick

Anonymous Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Peterson

Dr. Watson was informative and thorough. His support staff was friendly and efficient He was professional and took time to review the x-ray and discuss the plan of care.

Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Watson

Mar 16 2020

Review for Dr. Wingate

Maywin Thoreson Mar 16 2020

Review for Dr. Jones Jr

Dr bechtold completely turned my around! I was in so much pain I thought I would never walk much again. Now I’m walking without pain and able to work! Thank you Doc!

Brad Bolton Mar 16 2020

Review for Dr. Bechtold

I met Dr. Rothrock in 2012 when he had to fix my broken femur due to a bicycle accident. He did an excellent job and has been great when I’ve seen him since for other problems. I would highly recommend him to anyone who asked me about who to see for an orthopedic problem.

Mike Emerson Mar 16 2020

Review for Dr. Rothrock

great as always!

Brenda P. Mar 13 2020

Review for Dr. Peterson

This dr. Is top notch. Alway professional. Never once did I have a bad experience. My cancer is gone six years because of this man. No question is a dumb question. God bless him.

Mrs D Mar 12 2020

Review for Dr. Rothrock

Mar 12 2020

Review for Dr. Kalo

With my knee replacement, dr. peterson and his staff took very good care of me. I was not just a number to them, they truly cared.

Wendy J. V. A. Mar 11 2020

Review for Dr. Peterson

CL Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. Kalo

exelent all the way

Cheryl H. Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. Peterson

I so appreciated that I got to see Dr. Watson and not just his PA. He was friendly, explained my injury and how it was healing and was an encouragement to me. I would highly recommend him. (He was also very cute. Reminded me of one of my boys.)

Joanne Geraets Mar 09 2020

Review for Dr. Watson

Outstanding physician!

John Rozum Mar 08 2020

Review for Dr. Santos

Mar 06 2020

Review for Dr. Breit

Lyn Jenkins Mar 05 2020

Review for Dr. Wingate

I was impressed with Dr. Baumgarten as he was easy to understand and didn't talk over my head, explained the issues and the options. He patiently answered all my guestions. His nurse was very friendly and put us at ease right away.

Sheldon - Mar 03 2020

Review for Dr. Baumgarten

Dr Baumgarten is the most caring physician. He truly embodies "treating his patients like family"! He is extremely knowledgeable and cares deeply for his patients.

Mar 03 2020

Review for Dr. Baumgarten

Absolutely excellent experience. Dr. Haft accurately diagnosed my problem, clearly explained the circumstances if issue remained untreated and very successfully accomplished the surgery he proposed. My physical problem was overwhelmingly improved. I am very happy.

AB Mar 01 2020

Review for Dr. Haft

Dr. Ellerbush had a friendly bedside manner and listened to me. He seemed to genuinely care about my well being.

Feb 29 2020

Review for Dr. Ellerbusch

Oliver L. Duck, Sr. Feb 29 2020

Review for Dr. Peterson

Dr Rothrock is one of the kindest doctors I’ve had care for me. He is very thorough when caring for his patients and takes his time when talking to them. I would very highly recommend him to anyone!

Feb 29 2020

Review for Dr. Rothrock

I would recommend Dr Looby as an outstanding orthopedic physician. He takes the time to explain things to you. I have had 3 surgeries at the Orthopedic Specialty Hospital and I highly recommend the hospital.!

Feb 29 2020

Review for Dr. Looby

Amy S Feb 28 2020

Review for Dr. Geisinger

Dr. Hajal is the most eragant doctor I’ve ever seen. He didn’t even remember past appointments and never did anything to help me with my medical problem. If you’re not willing to spend a lot of money with his office you won’t receive adequate care. Should have his medical license pulled!

Feb 28 2020

Review for Dr. Hajal

Staff were exceptional. Excellent service Dr Chang was very interested in me as a person

Duane Obbink Feb 27 2020

Review for Dr. Chang

Saw the Dr’s PA very thorough remove fluid from left knee and did an injection. I would definitely return for any orthopedic problems.

Alane Lorenzen Feb 24 2020

Review for Dr. Baumgarten

Pete Feb 23 2020

Review for Dr. Asfora

The staff was super friendly and professional and discharge was fast! Dr. Watson procedure was great highly recommend

Becky Feb 21 2020

Review for Dr. Watson

Dr Jones Jr. Was very helpful/knowledgeable and best of all I felt relaxed and comfortable working with him

Feb 21 2020

Review for Dr. Jones Jr

I have been a patient of Dr. Santos for many years. He is a very caring doctor and I appreciate that he is very patient when explaining your condition in a very kind manner. Sanford is very lucky to gain him as a doctor.

Feb 21 2020

Review for Dr. Santos

Location

Sanford USD Medical Center

1305 W 18th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105