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Avera Holy Family Hospital

826 North 8th Street
Estherville, IA, 51334

Our Services

Avera Holy Family Hospital and Avera Medical Group Estherville offer a wide-range of services right here in our community. Choose from the options below to learn more.

Hospital Services

  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Diabetes Self-Management Program
  • Diagnostic Imaging
    • Bone Density
    • CT Scan
    • Mammography
    • MRI
    • Nuclear Medicine
    • Radiology
    • PET/CT Scan
    • Ultrasound
  • Dietitian/Nutrition Services
  • Echocardiograms
  • Emergency Services 24-hour
  • Enterostomal Therapy / Wound Care
  • General Surgery
  • Home Care
  • Home Medical Equipment
  • Hospice
  • Industrial Health
  • Infection Control
  • Laboratory
  • Lymphedema Therapy
  • Nursing Services
    • Medical/Surgical
    • Skilled Care
    • Pediatrics
    • Special Care
  • Obstetrics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pastoral Care
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Care
  • Same Day Surgery
  • Sleep Studies
  • Social Services
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wellness Services

Physician Specialty Services

The Comfort of Local Care, The Strength of Regional Resources. Look below to view physicians by specialties or View our Outpatient Physician Specialty Calendar

Cardiology / Heart Specialist

North Central Heart Institute, Sioux Falls SD

  • Paul L. Carpenter, M.D.
  • Elden Rand, M.D.

Dermatology / Skin Disorders

Avera Dermatology & Laser Center , Sioux Falls SD

Family Medicine

View our physician's photos and information

General Surgery

Northwest Iowa Surgeons, Spencer IA

  • Jeffre D. Helmink, M.D.
  • Patrick J. Slattery, M.D.
  • Jason Keonin, M.D.
  • Jaren Ricker, M.D.

    Infectious Disease

    Infectious Disease Specialists, PC, Sioux Falls SD

    • Fares Masannat, M.D.
    • Jawad Nazir, M.D.
    • Brian Pepito, M.D.
    • Robert Kessler, M.D.

    Nephrology / Kidney Specialist

    Nephrology Associates PC, Sioux Falls SD

    • Richard Jensen, M.D.
    • Oleg Georgiev, M.D.

    Neurology / Nervous System Specialist

    Neurology Associates, Sioux Falls SD

    OB/GYN / Women’s Health Specialist

    Avera Women’s Specialty Clinics, Sioux Falls SD

    • Amanda Kappenman, M.D.
    Northwest Iowa Surgeons, P.C., Spencer IA
    • Abby Drucker, M.D.

    Ophthalmology / Eye Specialist

    Wolfe Clinic, Fort Dodge Iowa

    • Stephen P. Fox, M.D.

    Orthopedics / Bone & Joint Specialist

    Northwest Iowa Bone, Joint & Sports Surgeons, Spencer IA

    • John Leupold, M.D.

    Orthopedics PC, Spencer IA

    • Alexander Pruitt, M.D.
    • Yogesh Kolwadkar, M.D.

    Podiatry / Foot & Ankle Specialist

    Iowa Foot and Ankle, Spencer IA

    • Jean Paul Haulard, D.P.M.

    Urology / Urinary Tract Specialist

    Northwest Iowa Urologists PC, Spencer IA

    • Bobbi Honkomp, ARNP

    We offer eICU Care to Patients

    Avera Holy Family Hospital is Iowa's first health care facility to offer eICU® patient safety technology.

    The state-of-the-art equipment provides patients an extra level of care in the intensive care unit, and many times that means helping to save lives. Avera Holy Family Hospital is the ninth member of the Avera Health system to join the Avera eICU® CARE program. The innovative technology continues to prove its value to patients. In a recent three-month study, the nine Avera eICU CARE facilities contributed to a 30 percent decrease in predicted hospital mortality for ICU patients and reduced predicted ICU length of stay time by 23 percent.

    "We're proud to be the first eICU site in Iowa," Avera Holy Family Hospital President Bill Bumgarner said. "Bringing Avera eICU CARE to Avera Holy Family Hospital represents our ongoing commitment to add technology to better serve the citizens of Estherville and surrounding communities."

    How Avera eICU CARE Works

    Simply described, Avera eICU CARE acts like an air traffic control room. From an operations center on the Avera McKennan Hospital campus in Sioux Falls, S.D., specially trained physicians, or intensivists, who specialize in caring for critically ill patients, and critical care nurses constantly monitor patient conditions at sites such as Avery Holy Family Hospital through several computers and powerful, real-time cameras.

    Information such as patients' vital signs, medications, x-rays and test results are sent to the operations center via secure, high-speed data lines. Computers continuously analyze the information, helping the intensivists recognize changes in patient conditions. This allows for early intervention through coordination with Avera Holy Family Hospital ICU physicians and nurses before significant problems arise.

    "Avera eICU CARE helps ensure that our patients receive the best care," Bumgarner said. "Their personal physicians still make the decisions regarding care, but they can't be there at all times. That's when the intensivist's input and assistance is especially valuable."

    To learn more, watch the Avera eICU Care video »

    Helping Patients And Families

    For patients with certain diagnoses, Avera eICU CARE also helps alleviate the financial, physical and emotional burden that transferring to larger cities to receive advanced care can create.

    "Transferring to another facility can be stressful and expensive for patients," Program Director Pat Herr said. "Avera eICU CARE makes it possible for them to continue to receive top-quality care in their hometown where they're surrounded by family and friends."

    Some of the improvements Avera eICU CARE allows for include:

    • Avera eICU CARE staff can quickly assist on-site critical care staff with changes in patient conditions.
    • Innovative software evaluates patient data for important trends, helping staff to react to patient condition changes.
    • While the on-site physician is still in charge of ICU patient care, Avera eICU CARE provides an additional level of support to significantly improve patient safety.
    • Innovative technology improves physician workflow and communication with other critical care staff.

    News and Events

    Read what is happening at Avera Holy Family Hospital and Avera Medical Group Estherville.

    Avera Holy Family Hospital named in Top 100

    We are proud to announce that we were recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in America by the National Rural Health Association. Learn more

    Learn about our OB services

    OB teamRead more.