Accreditations & Awards

Accreditations & Awards

Monument Health is proud of the awards, accreditations and certifications we receive from third-party organizations. These honors reflect our deep commitment to making a difference in the lives of patients, families, communities and caregivers. They also serve as a benchmark to compare our performance with other health care institutions, and to be sure we are moving forward as we deliver high quality care and provide a caring experience.

Platinum Performance Achievement Award

The ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award recognized Monument Health’s teamwork and commitment to delivering the highest quality in cardiovascular care. Monument Health was one of only 203 hospitals in the nation to receive this honor.

Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

The American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award recognized the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment based on nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.

Human Experience (HX) Guardian of Excellence Award®

Monument Health today announced that Custer Hospital has been named a 2023 Human Experience (HX) Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey, the global leader in health care experience solutions and services. This award is part of Press Ganey’s annual ranking of the top hospitals and health systems in the country, according to performance in patient experience.

MBSAQIP Accredited Comprehensive Center

Monument Health Spearfish Hospital has been designated a MBSAQIP Accredited Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, a national organization. MBSAQIP is a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

ISCD Accreditation

Monument Health Rapid City Clinic, Flormann Street Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) Department and skeletal assessment services has been awarded accreditation by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD). They join the Monument Health Spearfish Clinic, 10th Street, as the only clinics in the area with ISCD accreditation. The Spearfish Clinic has been accredited since 2013.

LifeSource Hospital Impact Award

The LifeSource Hospital Impact Award, awarded during the annual Donate Life Day celebration in Minneapolis, honored Monument Health for a remarkable record of organ and tissue donations in 2017.

Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes.


Monument Health Heart and Vascular Institute has earned a distinguished two-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures.

Same Day Surgery 5-Star Rating

Same Day Surgery Center in Rapid City, owned by physicians in partnership with Monument Health, won the 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its commitment to enhancing patient experience.

National Cola Laboratory Accreditation

COLA Laboratory Accreditation shows that the Monument Health laboratory in Belle Fourche applied rigid standards in day-to-day operations, demonstrated accuracy in testing and passed a rigorous on-site laboratory survey.

Energy Star Certification

Buildings such as Monument Health Rapid City Hospital, which earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification, use 35 percent less energy and generate 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings across the nation.

Accredited Urgent Care Destination

Monument Health Urgent Care North and Monument Health Urgent Care West, both in Rapid City, were the first urgent care centers in South Dakota to earn the Accredited Urgent Care designation from the Urgent Care Association of America.

CMS 4-Star Ratings

Monument Health’s Spearfish Hospital is rated four-star hospitals by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS combines more than 50 measures into a single rating, which is listed on the CMS Hospital Compare website.

Top 100 Rural Hospitals in America

Spearfish Hospital was among the top 100 rural hospitals in America for 2024. Spearfish Regional Hospital was a top performer among rural hospitals in the areas of achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes and increasing patient satisfaction.

Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval

Rapid City Hospital and Monument Health Home+ Home Care maintained The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™, a three-year accreditation, by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety.