Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital

89%

Patients that would definitely recommend
19% 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™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

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

8 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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88%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
19% higher than the national average

89%

Would definitely recommend
19% higher than the national average

Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%87%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%89%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%77%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%

Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%85%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%86%73%

Providers

Dr. Michael Adler, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

82 Ratings
Dr. Michael Adler, MD

Dr. Gregory Alvine, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

31 Ratings
Dr. Gregory Alvine, MD

Dr. David Arend, MD

Urology

12 Ratings
Dr. David Arend, MD

Dr. Keith Baumgarten, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

79 Ratings
Dr. Keith Baumgarten, MD

Dr. Nathan Bockholt, MD

Urology

Dr. Nathan Bockholt, MD

Dr. James Breit, MD

General Surgery

5 Ratings
Dr. James Breit, MD

Dr. James Brunz, MD

Pain Medicine

35 Ratings
Dr. James Brunz, MD

Dr. Walter Carlson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

64 Ratings
Dr. Walter Carlson, MD

Dr. Kwang Chang, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

12 Ratings
Dr. Kwang Chang, MD

Dr. Paul Cink, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

8 Ratings
Dr. Paul Cink, MD

Dr. Richard Curd, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

35 Ratings
Dr. Richard Curd, MD

Dr. M Gregory Desautel, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

10 Ratings
Dr. M Gregory Desautel, MD

Dr. Brian Devries, MD

Anesthesiology

1 Ratings
Dr. Brian Devries, MD

Dr. Thomas Fullerton, MD

General Surgery

10 Ratings
Dr. Thomas Fullerton, MD

Dr. Jonathon Geisinger, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

20 Ratings
Dr. Jonathon Geisinger, MD

Dr. Michael Gillett, MD

Urology

3 Ratings
Dr. Michael Gillett, MD

Dr. Evan Hermanson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

45 Ratings
Dr. Evan Hermanson, MD

Dr. Darlys Hofer, MD

Urology

8 Ratings
Dr. Darlys Hofer, MD

Dr. Tom Howey, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

1 Ratings
Dr. Tom Howey, MD

Dr. Mitchell Johnson, DO

Orthopedics

20 Ratings
Dr. Mitchell Johnson, DO

Dr. David Jones Jr, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

42 Ratings
Dr. David Jones Jr, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Kalo, DO

Orthopedic Surgery

23 Ratings
Dr. Jeffrey Kalo, DO

Dr. Brian Lindaman, MD

Urology

6 Ratings
Dr. Brian Lindaman, MD

Dr. Peter Looby, MD

Sports Medicine

49 Ratings
Dr. Peter Looby, MD

Dr. Matthew McKenzie, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

38 Ratings
Dr. Matthew McKenzie, MD

Dr. Mary Meierhenry, MD

Obstetric & Gynecologic Surgery

30 Ratings
Dr. Mary Meierhenry, MD

Dr. Lee Miller, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

2 Ratings
Dr. Lee Miller, MD

Dr. Mark Milone, MD

Gastroenterology

17 Ratings
Dr. Mark Milone, MD

Dr. Joe Olsen, DDS

Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Joe Olsen, DDS

Dr. Eugene Park, MD

Urology

Dr. Eugene Park, MD

Dr. Erik Peterson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

21 Ratings
Dr. Erik Peterson, MD

Dr. Corey Rothrock, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

91 Ratings
Dr. Corey Rothrock, MD

Dr. Chandar Singaram, MD

Gastroenterology

17 Ratings
Dr. Chandar Singaram, MD

Dr. JB Skibinski, DDS

Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. JB Skibinski, DDS

Cassandra Swann, PA-C

Physician Assistant (PA)

2 Ratings
Cassandra Swann, PA-C

Dr. John Taggart, DDS

Pediatric Dentistry

3 Ratings
Dr. John Taggart, DDS

Dr. Bradley Thaemert, MD

General Surgery

7 Ratings
Dr. Bradley Thaemert, MD

Dr. Damon Thielen, DMD

Pediatric Dentistry

1 Ratings
Dr. Damon Thielen, DMD

Dr. Daniel Todd, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

4 Ratings
Dr. Daniel Todd, MD

Dr. Eric Watson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

39 Ratings
Dr. Eric Watson, MD

Dr. J Watts, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

25 Ratings
Dr. J Watts, MD

Dr. Scott Weyers, DDS

Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Scott Weyers, DDS

Dr. Matthew Wingate, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

22 Ratings
Dr. Matthew Wingate, MD

Dr. Matthew Witte, MD

Urology

2 Ratings
Dr. Matthew Witte, MD

Dr. Todd Zimprich, MD

Neurology

9 Ratings
Dr. Todd Zimprich, MD

Dr. Timothy Zoellner, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

34 Ratings
Dr. Timothy Zoellner, MD

Provider Reviews

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

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

Oct 01 2019

Review for Dr. Corey Rothrock, MD

Great care with thorough explanations. Staff was friendly and treatment plan was timely. Some have complained about seeing a PA. My experience is that his staff are wonderful and in order to see and help the most people you need to have a great team. I would highly recommend.

Sep 30 2019

Review for Dr. James Brunz, 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

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 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

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

Sep 16 2019

Review for Dr. J Watts, 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

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

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

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

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

Courteous staff and a friendly doctor who listened to my concern and made a recommendation for treatment. Would highly recommend.

Sioux Falls, SD - Aug 13 2019

Review for Dr. Gregory Alvine, MD

Aug 05 2019

Review for Dr. Matthew Wingate, MD

Dr. Kalo and his staff were great to work with. They addressed my questions & concerns in a thorough manner, and adjusted my care according to my future physical goals.

Jul 31 2019

Review for Dr. Jeffrey Kalo, DO

Dr Peterson is very easy to talk to and takes the time to answer all questions. Also listens to my concerns. I would definitely recommend him to any family or friends.

Jul 25 2019

Review for Dr. Erik Peterson, MD

Dr. Watts and his entire staff is a pleasure to work with. They brought me great hope and even greater satisfaction.

Jul 20 2019

Review for Dr. J Watts, MD

Dr. Watts is very professional and awesome at his work. I am doing great after bilateral knee replacement surgery. Definitely recommend replacing both knees at once if you need it done!

Jul 18 2019

Review for Dr. J Watts, MD

I was seen with very little wait time and Dr. Wingate was very courteous and professional as were the staff.

Jul 13 2019

Review for Dr. Matthew Wingate, MD

in Milford, IA - Jul 10 2019

Review for Dr. Jonathon Geisinger, MD

Jul 09 2019

Review for Dr. Jeffrey Kalo, DO

in Brandon, SD - Jul 06 2019

Review for Dr. David Jones Jr, MD

He was very personable, and professional very informative and friendly.

Jul 05 2019

Review for Dr. J Watts, MD

Best Doctor ever. I had a reverse total shoulder. Had a screw taken out of my foot and had surgery for trigger fingers. He did an outstanding job. I sent my sister there and he did knee surgery for her and she doing great. Yes I would recommend him to everyone I know. He is a blessing.

Jul 03 2019

Review for Dr. J Watts, MD

Very easy to talk to. Explained my knee injury so I understood it. Answered all my questions. Would recommend him!

Jul 01 2019

Review for Dr. Jeffrey Kalo, DO

Haven’t met a Dr at the Orthopedic Institute that hasn’t been helpful. Every one of them have been caring and compassionate and Dr Watts was the same. 5 stars and 5 thumbs up to a great staff.

Jun 29 2019

Review for Dr. J Watts, MD

Got me in early and out without pain. Walking and climbing stairs without any trouble.

Jun 23 2019

Review for Dr. J Watts, MD

Jun 18 2019

Review for Dr. Jonathon Geisinger, MD

Location

Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital

910 E 20th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105