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About Avera Heart Hospital

The Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota is the region's first hospital dedicated solely to the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. By focusing on the nation's number one killer, patients receive the benefits of advanced technology and personalized services specific to their individual needs. The hospital is owned by Avera McKennan and the physicians of North Central Heart Institute.

The Avera Heart Hospital offers 53 critical-care beds, three surgical suites, four cath labs, two hybrid suites, radiology, laboratory, inpatient pharmacy, respiratory therapy and all the other departments necessary to care for patients. The hospital's emergency room is staffed by physicians seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Message from our Regional President and CEO

Jon SoderholmAvera Heart Hospital is a nationally recognized leader in our region for cardiovascular care since 2001. Our patient satisfaction numbers are amongst the highest in the nation. That’s because our approach to care is just different. Patients experience a reduced number of staff during their stay so that they can build meaningful relationships with their caregivers.

North Central Heart Institute offers a team approach to cardiovascular care with physicians who are dedicated to clinical excellence. We have specialists in vascular medicine, cardiology, cardiovascular surgery and electrophysiology. Avera Heart Hospital also offers a streamlined design to our facility and approach to quick and accurate heart diagnosis and treatment, because “time is heart muscle”.

We’re here to help, and make your experience with Avera Heart the best it can possibly be!

Jon Soderholm
President and CEO

Read Avera’s Annual Report to learn more.

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