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Avera St. Mary's Hospital

Avera St. Mary's Hospital delivers comprehensive health care and extensive medical specialty services to central South Dakota.

Help us build a cancer center in Pierre

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust is offering a dollar-for-dollar matching grant of up to $2.5 million that challenges central South Dakota communities to match those dollars to reach a total of $5 million. This will:

  • Increase access to cancer care treatment and services in underserved central South Dakota
  • Increase quality of life for patients
  • Expand specialized physician and support staff
  • Help navigate some of life’s biggest challenges in fighting cancer

Learn more about the Helmsley Center Challenge, donate, or get involved, or call 605-224-3451.

Innovative Health Services Close to Home

No matter where you live, whether in a rural location or the Pierre community, you and your doctor can rely on Avera St. Mary's for the vital care you need, right here at home.

Get fast access to a wide range of specialists at Avera St. Mary's through our innovative eCARE™ telemedicine services, available at more than 150 Avera clinics and doctor offices across the region.

In the Pierre area, you can visit the hospital or one of our affiliated primary care clinics or physician offices.

Advanced Technology & Expert Care

When you face a health challenge or life with a chronic condition, you want the best possible care for your situation. Trust Avera St. Mary's for advanced technology and services, including:

Top-Rated Care

Across the Avera System, including Avera St. Mary's, you benefit from evidence-based care, a strong focus on your safety and comfort while you stay with us, and the best possible outcomes for your particular situation.

In addition, you're assured of outstanding care from the experts at Avera St. Mary's because the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shows we meet or exceed national standards on quality measures related to heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, emergency care and stroke care.

You'll also appreciate the professional, compassionate care you receive at Avera St. Mary's.

Visiting Hours & Patient Information

cBecause families and caregiver networks play an important role in your health and recovery, be sure to encourage them to visit while you stay with us. Review patient and visitor information such as dining options, visiting hours and visitor amenities at Avera St. Mary's, plus lodging and accommodations in the community of Pierre.

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 [PDF] in English or en Español.

Pay My Bill

Pay your bill online or call the Avera St. Mary's business office at 605-224-3100 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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 St. Mary's

Put your talents, interests and skills to work by volunteering at Avera St. Mary's. You can make a difference by greeting and escorting patients and guests, helping with activities, serving on special projects, providing transportation or sewing prayer quilts.

Find Classes & Events

Check out health-related classes and events at Avera. Find support groups, health screenings or programs in your neighborhood.

Discover Avera St. Mary's

At the turn of the 20th century, a small group of brave Sisters began cleaning up the former Park Hotel in Pierre for a school. Yet when health care was identified as an even greater need, they rose to this challenge and opened a hospital in 1899. Since, Avera St. Mary's Hospital has undergone many changes and improvements. Through the decades, Avera St. Mary's has continued to grow in response to health needs as part of the region-leading Avera Health system. Discover more about Avera St. Mary's, including:

Avera St. Mary's Foundation

Help provide top-quality health care to Avera patients, families and communities, regardless of anyone's ability to pay. Your gift changes lives and supports our healing ministry. Contact the Avera St. Mary's Foundation or call us at 605-224-3451.

As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, Avera St. Mary's 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 St. Mary's 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.

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