Quality & Safety

Regional Health Rapid City Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) 2018 Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll achievement award. 

Hospitals receiving Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Achievement Award have reached an aggressive goal of treating patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association® for 2 consecutive calendar years. In addition, those hospitals have demonstrated 75 percent compliance to (four out of ten heart failure quality measures or seven out of ten stroke quality measures) during the 12-month period.

What is Sepsis?

Sepsis is a toxic response to infection that kills more than 258,000 Americans each year - more than breast cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer combined. Sepsis is a medical emergency that requires early detection and treatment for survival.

Why should I be concerned?

Sepsis can occur to anyone at any time. Any infection can lead to your body developing sepsis. Sepsis not only kills thousands of people, it leaves many more with amputations of limbs, body organs that don't work properly, psychological distress and more.

What are the risk factors for Sepsis?

While anyone can get sepsis, some people are at higher risk. This includes the...