Directory of 58 Hospitals in South Dakota, USA
Evaluating the South Dakota hospitals - By the numbers
We are looking at Acute Care and Critical Access Hospitals. We are not inlcuding Psychiatric Hospitals, Department of Defense or VA Hospitals. The number of hospitals is lower than the previous year in South Dakota. Hospitals are rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the highest rating. A hospitals rating can improve or decline based on patient surveys and other reported quality measures. Not all hospitals will have a star rating.
Take a closer look at those ratings:The number of hospitals with a five star rating has remained the same at 5. How about hospitals with a 4 star ratings? There is 1 more hospital with a 4 star rating in South Dakota than the previous year.
Have the number of hospitals with 3 star ratings improved or declined? There are 2 fewer hospitals with a 3 star rating in South Dakota than the previous year.
And have the number of South Dakota hospitals with rating of two or one changed?
The number of hospitals with a 2 star rating has remained the same at 1. The number of hospitals with a 1 star rating is constant in South Dakota.
List of Cities in South Dakota (with hospitals)
- Tyndall (1)
- Yankton (2)
About South Dakota
South Dakota is a U.S. state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is named after the Lakota and Dakota Sioux Native American tribes, who compose a large portion of the population and historically dominated the territory. South Dakota is the seventeenth largest by area, but the fifth smallest by population and the 5th least densely populated of the 50 United States. As the southern part of the former Dakota Territory, South Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889, simultaneously with North Dakota. Pierre is the state capital and Sioux Falls, with a population of about 187,200, is South Dakota's largest city.
South Dakota is bordered by the states of North Dakota (to the north), Minnesota (to the east), Iowa (to the southeast), Nebraska (to the south), Wyoming (to the west), and Montana (to the northwest). The state is bisected by the Missouri River, dividing South Dakota into two geographically and socially distinct halves, known to residents as "East River" and "West River".
Eastern South Dakota is home to most of the state's population, and the area's fertile soil is used to grow a variety of crops. West of the Missouri River, ranching is the predominant agricultural activity, and the economy is more dependent on tourism and defense spending. Most of the Native American reservations are in West River. The Black Hills, a group of low pine-covered mountains sacred to the Sioux, are in the southwest part of the state. Mount Rushmore, a major tourist destination, is there. South Dakota has a temperate continental climate, with four distinct seasons and precipitation ranging from moderate in the east to semi-arid in the west. The state's ecology features species typical of a North American grassland biome.