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Avera Member Services

Support services for Avera partner facilities include management and consultation, educational programs, employee benefit programs, insurance coverage, legal services, medical record coding and consultation, managed care contract consultation, marketing and public relations assistance and risk management.

Avera Center for Public Policy

The Avera Center for Public Policy coordinates and strengthens the advocacy efforts of Avera affiliates and promotes public policies that benefit the people of our region. Deb Fischer-Clemens, a nurse and former South Dakota state legislator, is the vice president and director of the center.

The center nurtures a grassroots network of Avera employees, physicians, trustees and friends who are informed of current issues and in dialogue with elected officials. To learn more, contact Deb Fischer-Clemens at 605-322-4700 or deb.fischerclemens@avera.org.

Avera Rural Health Initiative

The Avera Rural Health Initiative collaborates with community leaders and other agencies to find solutions to challenges that affect rural health care through educational programs, consulting, community health planning, grant writing and more. Avera Rural Health serves all facilities with an Avera affiliation.

Group Purchasing

Avera PACE

Avera PACE is a shareholder of Premier, Inc., one of the largest group purchasing organizations in the U.S. With more than 1,800 national contracts, plus local and regional agreements, Avera PACE and Premier can fulfill the needs of our affiliate members. 

Northern Plains Premier Collaborative, LLC (NPPC)

Northern Plains Premier Collaborative (NPPC) is a collaborative between Avera Health, Regional Health and Premier which was formalized in May of 2008. NPPC became a limited liability company on March 31, 2011. The umbrella of NPPC encompasses facilities and affiliates of both health systems and collaborates in partnership with Premier, Inc., as our Group Purchasing Organization.

It is a contracting agent of Avera Health and Regional Health designed to aggregate and leverage collective purchasing volumes to achieve supply chain savings and share best practices to improve the quality of patient care.

Through volume commitment and local negotiations, NPPC enhances Premier national agreements and develops local and regional agreements. To learn more, please contact Tanya Merrigan, Director at 605-322-4561.

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