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.
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.