Avera Heart Hospital
Avera Heart Hospital is a nationally recognized leader in heart and vascular care. As the region's first hospital dedicated solely to the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, we’re focusing on the nation's number one killer. Patients receive the benefits of advanced technology and personalized services specific to their individual needs.
Unmatched Heart & Vascular Care
You want the best for your heart, and so do we. Avera Heart Hospital offers a focus on heart and vascular health that’s unmatched. We offer a combination of clinical quality and the latest technology in an environment that is comfortable and friendly.
The physicians at North Central Heart, a division of Avera Heart Hospital, offer outreach in over 35 locations in a three-state region, so the best heart care is never far from where you are.
Advanced Technology & Expert Care
When you face an emergency situation, surgery, procedure or living with heart or vascular disease, you want the best possible care. Trust Avera Heart Hospital for an extensive array of advanced technology and services, including:
- Innovative procedures – Includes the WATCHMAN™ procedure which is a one-time implant of the FDA-approved WATCHMAN device into the left atrial appendage of the heart. This prevents stroke-inducing blood clots from entering the blood stream and allows patients with non-valvular arterial fibrillation (AFib) to reduce or altogether end the need for blood thinners.
- Accredited Chest Pain Center – Meets stringent guidelines to achieve this designation and become the state's first hospital to receive accreditation as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers
- Dedicated team of physicians – Provides complete cardiac and vascular services, from prevention and education to complex surgical procedures
- Advanced imaging, diagnostic and treatment technology – Includes South Dakota's only cardiovascular MRI, a high-performance CT, four state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs, hybrid robotic vascular lab, dedicated electrophysiology labs and a design that’s ideal for quick diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks
- Planet Heart – Offers heart and vascular screenings including calcium CT scoring and artery screening combined with other key checkpoints to help you understand your risk of heart disease or stroke
Emergency Heart Care
Avera Heart Hospital has a full-service Emergency Department – a great option for residents of southern Sioux Falls. It’s also easily accessible from Interstate 29 for people traveling from out of town.
- Staffed by specially trained emergency physicians
- Open 24/7
- Short wait times
- Experts in heart care
Similar to emergency services in a small community, patients who need a higher level of care are stabilized and transported to a facility with more resources.
Know Your Warning Signs
Early detection is critical for treating and surviving a heart attack. Learn the warning signs and call 911 immediately if you or a loved one experience symptoms.
Learn about heart attack warning signs and special considerations for women.
Choose Avera Heart for comprehensive health care services, including specialization in cardiology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, vascular intervention and cardiothoracic surgery. We also offer an inpatient pharmacy for convenience.
Visiting Hours & Patient Information
We strive to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We understand that care from family and friends is as important as care from our staff. That is why the hospital does not limit visiting hours. We do ask you limit the number of visitors and time in the room to allow our patients to heal. We also ask that you maintain quiet in the hospital for the comfort of other patients and guests.
We understand you want to be close to your loved ones, so we offer lodging in the Prairie Heart Guest House, an affordable and comfortable option, attached to the hospital and North Central Heart.
Find out how to prepare for your hospital visit. Take advantage of our spiritual care services, and get details on becoming a patient by downloading our Patient Handbook in English or Español.
Online Bill Pay and Financial Assistance
If you have questions please call the Avera Heart Hospital’s business office at 605-977-7000 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Avera has financial assistance if you meet certain requirements and are unable to pay your bill. Access our uncompensated care/charity policy and procedures, summary of financial assistance policy and application.
Excellent Career & Volunteer Opportunities
Join Avera, the Upper Midwest's health care leader, for an inspiring and exciting career. Search the possibilities below:
Avera also offers many classes for health care professionals and other opportunities for health care professionals, including programs for pharmacy residency, radiologic technology and emergency medical services.
Volunteer at Avera Heart Hospital
Put your talents, interests and skills to work by volunteering at Avera Heart Hospital. Avera Heart Hospital volunteers are all Mended Hearts members. Mended Hearts is a national and community-based non-profit organization that has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers. All volunteers have experienced cardiovascular disease, or are a loved one of someone with cardiovascular disease. Call 605-977-5122 to learn more.
Find Classes & Events
Check out health-related classes and events at Avera. Find support groups, health screenings or programs in your neighborhood.
Discover Avera Heart Hospital
Avera Heart Hospital was built and saw its first patient in 2001. A partnership between Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center and North Central Heart, Avera Heart Hospital is a nationally recognized leader in cardiovascular care. Discover more about Avera Heart Hospital, including:
As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, Avera Heart Hospital does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by Avera Heart Hospital or through a contractor or any other entity with which programs or activities are arranged.
This statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued pursuant to these statutes of the Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Part 80, 84, and 91.