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Healthgrades Recognition for Area Hospitals

Mar 26, 2017 05:54PM ● By Digital Media Director

Rapid City Regional Hospital is in the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for delivering high-quality care in at least 21 of the 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

RCRH and Sanford USD Medical Center were the only two South Dakota hospitals to receive the Healthgrades 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. According to Healthgrades, patients treated in hospitals receiving this award have a lower average risk of morbidity and mortality than thosen treated in hospitals that did not receive the designation.

RCRH and Sanford are two of only 258 recipients of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence nationwide. Those 258 stand out among nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care.

Healthgrades evaluates hospitals on risk adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications.