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Accreditation and Awards

American College of Surgeons

Rapid City Regional Hospital is verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This is the highest level trauma center verification obtained in most rural states. Spearfish Regional Hospital is verified as a Level III Trauma Center by ACS. This verification is an advancement for the facility, which voluntarily sought and achieved the designation.

South Dakota Department of Health

Custer Regional Hospital, Lead-Deadwood Regional Hospital, and Sturgis Regional Hospital are designated as Trauma Receiving Hospitals by the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH).

The Joint Commission

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.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

Regional Rehabilitation Institute, a department of Rapid City Regional Hospital, maintained a three-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital: Adults, Children and Adolescents, and Stroke Programs.


Regional Specialty Pharmacy, was awarded a three-year accreditation by URAC. “We applaud Regional Specialty Pharmacy, on achieving URAC Accreditation,” said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. “In today’s health care market, URAC accreditation provides a mark of distinction for organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality health care.”

American Heart Association

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).

U.S. News & World Report

Rapid City Regional Hospital was ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2013-14 in South Dakota, and honored for high performance in several specialty areas, by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News ranked Rapid City Regional Hospital in the top three hospitals in South Dakota and as a high-performer in the following specialties: Diabetes and Endocrinology; Ear, Nose and Throat; Gastroenterology and GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Nephrology; and Pulmonology.

Additional Accreditations

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. Rapid City Regional Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency program was reaccredited for five years, the maximum term awarded by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Rapid City Regional Hospital Laboratory received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists.

Regional Home Medical Equipment maintained the Exemplary Provider™ Certificate of Accreditation from The Compliance Team, Inc., a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved health care accrediting body. Regional Sleep Health Center, a department of Rapid City Regional Hospital, is accredited for five years by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
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.

Additional Awards

Rapid City Regional Hospital’s Hospice of the Hills received a two-star achievement from the We Honor Veterans program. Rapid City Regional Hospital’s Cardiac Program was honored with the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2012 - one of only 197 hospitals nationwide to do so.

Spearfish Regional Hospital received the 2013 Spearfish Chamber Lifetime Achievement Award for supporting the Spearfish community for over twenty years and being a continuous member of the Spearfish Area Chamber of Commerce.

Custer Regional Hospital was recently named one of the iVantage HEALTHSTRONG Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States.

Regional Health Physicians and three of its clinics were honored by HealthStream® with 2012 Excellence through Insight awards in Clinic Satisfaction. Regional Health Physicians was recognized in the Overall Clinic Satisfaction category and ranked in the top 1 percent of the nation as one of five national winners. Three Regional Health clinics were specifically recognized as the best in clinic satisfaction for their category: Family Practice at Lead-Deadwood Regional Medical Clinic, General Surgery at Regional Medical Clinic-Western Hills Professional Building, and Orthopedics at Regional Orthopedics. Queen City Regional Medical Clinic was awarded accreditation from the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) for the provision of Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) skeletal assessment services.