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Published on August 14, 2015

Avera and Hy-Vee Announce Healthy You Mobile and AveraNow Clinics

SIOUX FALLS - Avera Health and Hy-Vee, Inc. announce an expanded partnership to provide a broader range of health and wellness services, including AveraNow convenience and wellness clinics and kiosks in four Hy-Vee Sioux Falls stores and a Healthy You Mobile to take the initiative on the road.

The Hy-Vee Healthy You Mobile Powered by Avera is a mini health fair on wheels, outfitted with two exam rooms to provide health information and screenings at events. Hy-Vee dietitians and pharmacists will staff the vehicle and provide Avera-developed wellness information throughout the Avera and
Hy-Vee footprints. The mobile unit will also feature information about Avera Health Plans for people looking to purchase insurance.

“As we look ahead to the future of health care, access to convenient and affordable services will be more important than ever, as well as prevention. Avera is proud to be on the leading edge with new innovations, and we’re pleased to work with Hy-Vee to offer more access points for the population we care for,” said David Basel, MD, of Avera Medical Group.

The Hy-Vee Healthy You Mobile Powered by Avera is the second of eight sponsored units that Hy-Vee plans to add throughout its eight-state region over the next three years.

AveraNow convenience clinics and kiosks will be located at Hy-Vee stores on South Minnesota, 10th and Cleveland, Empire Hy-Vee at 49th and Louise, and South Sycamore.

The clinics will be staffed by health care professionals and will have AveraNow kiosks, where patients can connect with a provider via a virtual visit. Kiosks are equipped with biometric and remote examination devices, such as an otoscope, blood pressure cuff and more, to stream information to the provider.

In addition to these kiosks, anyone can access AveraNow 24/7 through their smartphone, tablet or laptop, by downloading free apps offered through the iTunes App Store, Google Play and other Android-based app distributors or by going to Avera.org/now.

AveraNow clinic and kiosk hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Hy-Vee pharmacies are available onsite for any prescribed medications.

“Avera and Hy-Vee share similar interests in the health and well-being of the people we serve. Healthy eating goes hand in hand with health care and prevention, and so it’s a perfect fit to offer health care services – right here in Hy-Vee stores and through our joint Healthy You Mobile,” said Matt Pertzborn, Director of Health and Wellness Business Development at Hy-Vee.

The South Minnesota Hy-Vee will be the first store to unveil this new design. The other three locations will follow this fall and early spring.

These projects are in addition to past collaboration between Avera and Hy-Vee, including an Avera convenience clinic at the South Minnesota location, dietitian services and education, and health and prevention projects.

About Hy-Vee, Inc.

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 235 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $8.7 billion annually. Hy-Vee ranks among the top 25 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States. Supermarket News, the authoritative voice of the food industry, has honored the company with a Whole Health Enterprise Award for its leadership in providing services and programs that promote a healthy lifestyle. For more information, visit www.hy-vee.com.

About Avera Health

Avera Health is a network which has over 15,000 employees and physicians, serving more than 300 locations and 100 communities in a five-state region. Our ministry, our people and our superior value distinguish Avera. We carry on the health care legacy of the Benedictine and Presentation Sisters, delivering care in an environment guided by our values of compassion, hospitality and stewardship. For more information about Avera, see our website at www.Avera.org.

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