Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
In 1897, the Benedictine Sisters first opened their doors and began providing care and compassion to the sick. Our dedicated physicians and employees use state-of-the-art technology to care for over 120,000 residents in southeastern South Dakota and northeastern Nebraska. Our mission is to reach out to those who are hurting.
With its mission “to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values,” the hospital continues to expand to meet the changing needs of the region.
In addition to supporting the Avera Sacred Heart School of Radiologic Technology, the hospital is affiliated with the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota and Mount Marty College nursing and other allied health programs. The community of Yankton is unique because of the breadth and quality of the medical specialties and staff that exist in this picturesque rural setting.