Brookings Hospital

The key quality measures below have been chosen by Federal and state agencies as measurements of high quality medical care and reflect what is privately reported to Brookings Health by independent research firm NRC Health and publicly reported on the Hospital Compare website.

Star Rating

Overall Hospital Star Rating (data from July 2021 update)

star rating calculations

 

Overall Patient Experience Rating

The table below shows the percentage of patients who rated us as being a 9 or 10 on a 10-point scale in overall patient experience according to the NRC Health Database (approximately 2,788 hospitals nationwide). Higher percentages are better. Data from January, 2021 - June, 2021.

Service Brookings Hospital NRC Health Average
Emergency Department 67.4% 72.3%
Inpatient Care 80.0% 73.1%
Obstetrics 84.6% 73.1%
Surgery 93.6% 85.9%
Outpatient Testing (CT, X-ray, MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Respiratory Care) 80.7% 86.9%

Measures from Hospital Compare

The information below shows how timely and effective care is at Brookings Hospital compared to state and national averages. Hospital Compare uses these measures to show how often hospitals provide care that research shows gets the best results for patients with certain conditions. More information on Brookings Hospital and other hospitals can be found on the Hospital Compare website. Data from December, 2019 - June, 2020.

Measure Brookings Health System South Dakota Average National Average
Employees assessed and given influenza vaccination (Higher percentages are better) 100% 98% 91%
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Percent of mothers whose deliveries were scheduled too early (1-2 weeks early), when a scheduled delivery was not medically necessary (lower percentages are better) 0% 3% 3%
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Percentage of patients who left the emergency department before being seen (lower percentages are better) 0% 1% 2%
Average (median) time patients spent in the emergency department before leaving from the visit (a lower number of minutes is better) 90 minutes 110 minutes 143 minutes
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Average (median) number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who needed specialized care were transferred to another hospital (lower number of minutes is better) Not Available 27 minutes

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Measure Brookings Health System South Dakota Average National Average
Percentage of patients who came to the emergency department with stroke symptoms and received brain scan results within 45 minutes of arrival 71% 73% 72%
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Percentage of patients receiving appropriate recommendation for follow-up screening colonoscopy (higher percentages are better) 97% 93% 89%
Percentage of patients with history of polyps receiving follow-up colonoscopy in the appropriate timeframe (higher percentages are better) 98% 95% 93%
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Percentage of patients who received appropriate care for severe sepsis and septic shock (higher percentages are better) 61% 58% 60%
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Outpatients with low-back pain who had an MRI without trying recommended treatments (such as physical therapy) first

(If a number is high, it may mean the facility is doing too many unnecessary MRIs for low-back pain.)
Not available 39.3% 38.5%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were "combination" (double) scans

(If a number is high, it may mean that too many patients have a double scan when a single scan is all they need.)
2.9% 1.9% 1.9%
Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery 

(If a number is high, it may mean that too many cardiac scans were done prior to low-risk surgeries.)
Not available 3.7% 4.1%