Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital Honors Service of Dr. Vaughn Meyer, Offers Condolences

Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital mourns the passing of former associate, Dr. Vaughn Meyer, and offers condolences to the Meyer family and friends.

“Dr. Meyer was heavily invested in the success of Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital,” says Dr. Blake Curd. “He was not only a steward of our growth, but a generous contributor to our community.”

Dr. Meyer served on several medical and community boards and was known to love visiting his children and grandchildren. He and his wife JoAnn were particularly supportive of the Sioux Falls Lutheran School, where they worshiped and educated their children.

Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital To Open Sioux Falls Urgent Care On December 4th

Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital is happy to announce the December 4th opening of Sioux Falls Urgent Care, a brand new urgent care facility at 7600 S. Minnesota Avenue (85th St. & Minnesota Ave.). Open Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 7 PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 8 AM to 5 PM, Sioux Falls Urgent Care will offer convenient, comprehensive patient-focused care.

Sioux Falls Urgent Care requires no appointment – and accepts most insurance. This convenient, walk-in treatment option is ideal for minor medical situations that don’t require an Emergency Room visit, such as cuts, chest colds, head colds, minor burns, rashes, nausea and vomiting, irritated eyes, fevers, earaches, dizziness, urinary tract infections and minor asthma attacks.

“I’m excited for Sioux Falls Urgent Care to bring the same Patient First 5-Star treatment to an Urgent Care facility that the the region has come to expect from Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital,” said Dr. Blake Curd, CEO of Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital. “It’s about time for better healthcare – and less waiting for the patient to be treated. With no appointment necessary, and most insurance accepted, we know this is going to be the finest urgent care in the region.”

Sioux Falls Urgent Care will be celebrating their launch with an open house and ribbon cutting on Thursday, November 30th, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. There will be refreshments, and a chance to meet the staff and get an exclusive first look at the facility. The ribbon will be cut at 4:30 PM.

Sioux Falls Urgent Care is proud to be physician owned and operated.

For more information, check out Sioux Falls Urgent Care or call 605.444.8860

Midwest Pain Center Recognized for Excellence as APEX Quality Award Winner

Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital is proud to announce that Midwest Pain Centers was recently named a winner of the 2015/2016 National APEX Quality Award by SPH Analytics (SPHA).

The APEX Quality Award distinguishes Midwest Pain Specialists as one of the highest performing healthcare entities in its healthcare peer grouping. Winners are determined solely on patient satisfaction. This year, more than 800 healthcare facilities were eligible for the award, and 78 were selected as winners.

Each year SPH Analytics recognizes the highest performing healthcare entities with the APEX Quality Award. APEX, defined as the highest or culminating point, is further defined by SPH Analytics as Attributes for Patient Excellence.

This national distinction recognizes outstanding healthcare organizations that have demonstrated the highest levels of excellence in patient satisfaction and overall care over a 12-month period. APEX Quality Award winners represent healthcare providers who consistently achieve the highest level of patient satisfaction, earning this recognition that sets them apart from their peers.

According to SPH Analytics, “The award is patient-centric, with scoring provided solely from each entity’s patients. Clinical interaction is heavily weighted in all markets and SPH Analytics evaluates the complementary measures they believe contribute to the effectiveness of care provided market by market.”

“Like every division of Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital, the physicians and staff at Midwest Pain Specialists are committed to meeting the needs of our patients,” said to Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital CEO, Dr. Blake Curd. “We’re very proud to be recognized with the APEX award because it means our patients are receiving exceptional care – which is the foundation of everything we do.”

SFSH Acquires Prairie States Surgical Center

Acquisition Offers Expanded Orthopedic Care

Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital is proud to announce that it has purchased Prairie States Surgical Center, an independent Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) located at 2910 E. 26th Street in Sioux Falls.

Prior to the purchase, the facility was owned by the physicians at CORE Orthopedics.

“I’m looking forward to beginning this new venture with Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital and the opportunities it offers our team and our patients,” said Dr. Gregory Alvine. “We share a vision of consistently providing the best quality patient-centered surgical care in the region. That is why this partnership makes so much sense.”

The purchase of this ASC provides not only a new surgical facility for Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital, but also allows the organization to offer patients more convenience, continued personalized care, and the skills of CORE’s experienced team of physicians and surgeons including: Gregory Alvine, MD; Erik Peterson, MD; Jeffrey Kalo, DO; Travis Venner, DPM; Travis Liddell, MD; David Watts, MD; and Scott McPherson, MD.

Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital is committed to patient satisfaction and views this acquisition as another opportunity to provide the highest quality of orthopedic and surgical care to every patient, every day.

According to Dr. Blake Curd, CEO, “Sioux Falls Specialty is Hospital is committed to continuing to provide our patients the most extraordinary care in the region. Patients want choice and options in their healthcare and the addition of Prairie States to our team will give them exactly that. Our 5-Star recognition is a reflection of our commitment to excellence and the highest level of satisfied patients. We are excited about the new options we will be able to make available for our patients.”

Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital and CORE Orthopedics look forward to a long and successful partnership benefiting their patients not in only Sioux Falls, but across the entire region.

SFSH Honored with 5-Star Rating in Patient Survey

Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital Honored as Only Sioux Falls Hospital
to Repeat 5-Star Rating in CMS Patient Survey

Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital is proud to announce that it recently received a 5-Star Rating from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey (HCAHPS) for 2016.

The only hospital in Sioux Falls to consistently receive a 5-Star rating since the inception of the rating program, Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital earned very high marks from patients in every category on the survey:

  • Overall Hospital Rating
  • Responsiveness of Hospital Staff
  • Pain Well Controlled
  • Communication with Nurses
  • Communication with Doctors
  • Communication about Medicine
  • Cleanliness of Hospital Environment
  • Quietness of Hospital Environment
  • Discharge Information
  • Understood Their Care When They Left the Hospital
  • Would Recommend Hospital

According to Dr. Blake Curd, CEO, “At Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital, we are committed to meeting the needs of our patients and constantly seeking to improve our practices and quality of service. We set the standard for excellence and it shows in everything we do, every hour, every day, every year. I am proud of our employees who strive to meet our high standards. We are humbled that patients chose Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital as the highest-ranking hospital in Sioux Falls in patient satisfaction again in 2016.”

The  HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey is the first national, standardized, publicly reported survey of patients’ perspectives of hospital care.