Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.
Working with its partners, Avera shall provide a quality, cost-effective health ministry, which reflects Gospel values. We shall improve the health care of the people we serve through a regionally integrated network of persons and institutions.
In caring together for life, the Avera community is guided by the gospel values of compassion, hospitality and stewardship.
Compassion: The compassion of Jesus, especially for the poor and the sick of body and spirit, shapes the manner in which health care is delivered by Avera's employees, physicians, administrators, volunteers and sponsors. Compassionate caring is expressed through sensitive listening and responding, understanding, support, patience and healing touch.
Hospitality: The encounters of Jesus with each person were typified by openness and mutuality. A welcoming presence, an attentiveness to needs, and a gracious manner, seasoned with a sense of humor, are expressions of hospitality in and by the Avera community.
Stewardship: Threaded through the mission of Jesus was the restoration of all the world to right relationship with its Creator. In that same spirit and mission, the members of Avera treat persons, organizational power and earth's resources with justice and responsibility. Respect, truth and integrity are foundational to right relationships among those who serve, and those who are served.
Avera Creighton Hospital
The Avera Creighton Hospital, formerly known as the Lundberg Memorial Hospital, was built in 1953 and has undergone several additions in renovations in 1967, 1974, 1980, 1998, and finally in 2006. Two physicians are on active staff along with three nurse practitioners and one physician assistant. A wide variety of specialists compliment the active staff and provide outreach clinics in the new Outreach Clinic building on a regular basis.
Avera Creighton Care Centre
The Avera Creighton Care Centre is a municipal nursing home with both single and double rooms. The facility was built in 1966, remodeled in 1998, and extensively remodeled and enlarged in 2006. Physically attached to the hospital, the long term care facility provides a safe and secure environment for the residents.
The Administrative Council of Avera Creighton is a group of team leaders. The Council meets weekly to discuss management of day-to-day functions and to pursue the goals set forth from the Board of Directors.
Current Administrative Council members include:
- Jen Poppen, Chief Executive Officer
- Jean Henes, Director of Nursing, Avera Creighton Hospital
- Tanya Curtis, Director of Nursing, Avera Care Centre
- Allison Diedrichsen, Avera Medical Group Creighton and Avera Medical Group Verdigre Manager
The Auxiliary of Avera Creighton is a valuable volunteer group. Jane Davidson, Auxiliary President and Heather Mosley, Auxiliary Vice President, are available to answer your questions regarding the Auxiliary. The auxiliary meets the second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the Creighton Care Centre Living Room.
- Jane Davidson, 402-358-5701
- Heather Mosley, 402-358-5941