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.
Rapid City Regional Hospital has been recognized as one of the top three hospitals in South Dakota for 2016-17 by U.S. News & World Report. South Dakota has more than 60 hospitals, with only three meeting U.S. News high standards and ranked. Since only hospitals that are nationally ranked or designated high performing in a specialty are given a state ranking, no other hospitals in Rapid City were ranked by U.S. New & World Report.
Rapid City Regional Hospital and Rapid City Regional Hospital Home Care maintained The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™, a three-year accreditation, by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety. Rapid City Regional Hospital also earned a Primary Stroke Care Center Certification from The Joint Commission.
Rapid City Regional Hospital received the Mission Lifeline Silver Award and the Acute Myocardial Infarction Platinum Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association (AHA).
Regional Health was awarded full accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP). This accreditation is the “gold seal” for human research protection programs.
The Stroke Program achieved the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. The goals of these quality measures are speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients.