Rapid City Regional Hospital has earned the Mission: Lifeline® Receiving Center Bronze Plus Recognition Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. The program’s goal is to save lives by closing the gaps that reduce barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, beginning with the 911 call and continuing through hospital care.
Rapid City Regional Hospital is one of only 223 hospitals nationwide to receive the third honor – the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2016. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that it has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by clinical guidelines and recommendations.
Rapid City Regional Hospital has attained Magnet Recognition® as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing and is the highest honor a health care organization can receive for professional nursing practice.
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.
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.
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.