Two Regional Health Urgent Care locations in Rapid City have received the Certified Urgent Care designation by the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA). With the designations, Regional Health Urgent Care-North, located at 1303 N. Lacrosse St., and Regional Health Urgent Care-West, located at 2116 Jackson Blvd., are distinguished by their choices, processes, and practices, indicating that the clinics have met all of the UCAOA’s established criteria, and provide patients with walk-in, extended-hour medical attention with licensed providers for a large scope of medical conditions. Given the changing health care environment, experts say it is more important than ever for patients to understand their treatment options.
Becker’s Hospital Review has named Spearfish Regional Hospital among the top 100 rural hospitals in America for 2017. “We are tremendously proud of our hardworking team for this outstanding accomplishment,” said Regional Health President of the Spearfish Market Larry Veitz. “This award recognizes our many efforts to provide efficient quality care while improving the experience for patients and families.” To receive this recognition, Spearfish Regional Hospital was a top performer among rural hospitals in the areas of: Achieving higher quality Securing better outcomes Increasing patient satisfaction Operating at a lower cost than peers
Regional Health Heart and Vascular Institute has earned a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Regional Health Heart and Vascular Institute has earned a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures. The STS three-star rating, the highest possible, places Regional Health among the elite for heart bypass surgery in the United States and Canada. The star rating system is one of the most sophisticated and highly regarded measures of cardiothoracic surgery programs across both countries. Read more.
Rapid City Regional Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus achievement award. Rapid City Regional Hospital has also qualified to be recognized as a recipient of the AHA/ASA’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll Award.
Rapid City Regional Hospital ranked in the top 5 percent of hospitals for risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates across at least 21 of 32 common conditions and procedures. Healthgrades measures mortality for conditions like stroke, heart attacks, and sepsis, an infection that progresses to become life threatening. Regional Health has been widely recognized for its sepsis care pathway, a protocol implemented in 2015 that has resulted in some 100 lives saved and has reduced the number of readmissions.
All four of Regional Health’s community-based hospitals have been recognized as 2016 top performers, receiving national leadership awards for excellence in rural health care, some in multiple categories. The recognition was given by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH). The national ranking reflects top quartile performance among all rural acute-care hospitals in the nation.