SPEARFISH, S.D. (Feb. 17, 2017) – 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
Becker’s Hospital Review is part of Becker's Healthcare, a leading source of business and legal information for health care industry leaders.
To create its list, Becker’s analyzed information from The National Rural Health Association's Rural Health Policy Institute, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health.
Spearfish Regional Hospital employs more than 200 team members (clinical and non-clinical) and has an inpatient bed capacity of 40.
The full announcement of the 2017 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the U.S. can be found here. http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/rankings-and-ratings/100-top-rural-and-community-hospitals.html
Regional Health is an integrated health care system with the purpose of helping patients and communities live well. The organization, with headquarters in Rapid City, S.D., provides community-based health care in more than 20 communities in two states and 32 specialty areas of medicine. As the largest private employer in western South Dakota, Regional Health is comprised of five hospitals, 24 clinic locations and employs nearly 5,000 physicians and caregivers. Regional Health is committed to the future of medicine, with medical training partnerships, a medical residency program, and more than 130 active research studies. For more information, visit regionalhealth.org.
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