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About Avera

Avera, the health ministry of the Benedictine and Presentation Sisters, is a regional partnership of health professionals who share support services to maintain excellent care. Avera, the largest health system in the region, owns and manages hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living centers, senior apartment complexes in eastern South Dakota and surrounding areas of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and North Dakota. The Avera Health Central Office is in Sioux Falls, S.D.  Learn more at .


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 Health 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.