Two Avera Sacred Heart facilities earned high praise from the governor's office in November.
Each year the South Dakota Safety Council's Governor's Workplace Safety Awards program recognizes employers for their commitment to safer and healthier workplaces. Awards are based on employer injury and illness rates compared to nationally recognized Bureau of Labor Statistics rates.
- Avera Yankton Care Center received the "Meritorious" Achievement Award in Occupational Safety ? second year in row.
- Avera Sacred Heart Hospital received the "Outstanding" Achievement Award in Occupational Safety ? up a level from "Meritorious" last year.