The Dakota Plains Surgical Center (DPSC) is located in Aberdeen,
South Dakota and is attached to an orthopaedic clinic that is the
primary office of the orthopaedic physicians that account for 95%
of the hospital's admissions. DPSC has been operating as a licensed
specialty hospital since 1998 and focuses primarily on orthopaedic
In a survey of 5,000 hospitals, this facility was rated the No.
1 hospital in the Sioux Falls/Eastern South Dakota region for clinical
quality and performance excellence in joint replacement surgery.
DPSC was also rated No. 2 in the state for hip and knee replacement
DPSC was originally built in 1998 and is approximately 19,364 square
feet with three operating rooms, fifteen beds and a clinical staff
of 46. There are currently 110 physicians who have medical staff
privileges at Dakota Plains Surgical Center. In 2001, radiology
services, including MRI, were added. The facility is conveniently
located with excellent access to public and private transportation.
The hospital is owned by Dakota Plains Surgical Center, LLP, which
in turn is 64.6% owned by MFC.
Aberdeen, South Dakota is located in the northeast corner of South
Dakota, has a median resident age of 36.5 years and a population
of 26,091. The population in this area has remained stable over
the last five years. Within Aberdeen there are two traditional hospitals,
Avera St. Luke's Hospital and Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center, in
addition to numerous clinics that provide healthcare services covering
The primary service area for Dakota Plains Surgical Center has
a combined population of 80,261 which encompasses an area 150 miles
(North and South) by 50 miles (East and West) from the facility.
Approximately 76% of its patients reside within this area. A further
nine percent of Dakota Plains Surgical Center's patients reside
within its secondary service area which encompasses an area 170
miles (North and South) by 70 miles (East and West) from the facility
with a combined population of 89,940.