Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center

Badge: nationally ranked Nationally Ranked Hospital

Ranked #1 in South Dakota

Recognized in Southeastern South Dakota

Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD is ranked nationally in 1 adult specialty. It was also high-performing in 10 adult specialties, as shown below. It scored high in patient safety, demonstrating commitment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes. Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center is a 400-bed general medical and surgical facility with 20,642 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 7,481 annual inpatient and 4,480 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 24,719 visits. Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center is a teaching hospital. It is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Adult Specialties

This hospital was among 147 facilities—roughly 3 percent of the 4,806 analyzed for the latest Best Hospitals rankings—to be ranked in even one of the 16 specialties.

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Patient Satisfaction

Under a federal program, most U.S. hospitals now sample recently discharged patients and ask them about their stay. In a year's worth of surveys, here's how this hospital's patients responded to a key question, along with averages within the state and nationally.


Whether patients would recommend the hospital to friends and family:

State Average
National Average
Probably or definitely not
State Average
National Average

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For more about this hospital, see hospital details. The information shown is provided by the American Hospital Association, which compiles data on all U.S. hospitals through an annual survey and from other sources. Hospital ownership, number of doctors and nurses, volume of births and ER visits, and available services such as sports medicine are just a few examples of data collected by the AHA. Find out more at www.ahadata.com.

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Affiliated Hospitals or Services

Location & Contact Information

Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center

800 East 21st Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57105-1096

(605) 322–8000


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