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Avera De Smet Memorial Hospital

306 Prairie Avenue SW
PO Box 160
De Smet, SD 57231
605-854-3161 Fax

Emergency Services

When injured in an accident or experiencing symptoms that require immediate care, Avera De Smet Memorial Hospital's emergency room is here for you 24 hours a day. Avera De Smet Memorial Hospital's emergency room offers a trauma room with around the clock registered nurse care. Physicians and physician assistants are available to provide quality care when you need it most.


Emergency patients at Avera De Smet have access to eEmergency if needed. Through two-way video technology, eEmergency makes available board-certified emergency physicians and emergency-trained nurses to assist local providers in treating trauma, heart attack, stroke and other critical conditions. The around-the-clock eEmergency team ensures immediate emergency care, allowing us:

  • Access specialty support during difficult and multiple emergency cases
  • Initiate diagnostic testing sooner
  • Streamline emergency transfers when needed
  • Provide care close to¬†where you live

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24 Hours/7 Days a Week

The emergency nursing staff is certified in Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). In a recent survey, residents of the De Smet area rated response times in Avera De Smet Memorial Hospital's emergency room among the "Best of Class" when compared to other area emergency rooms.

For information about emergency care, call Avera De Smet Memorial Hospital at 605-854-3329.