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Avera Sacred Heart Message from the President


Dear Friends,

Doug EkerenFor more than a century, Avera Sacred Heart has been the region's leader in health care. Ever mindful of our rich tradition of health care, compassion, stewardship and hospitality, we still continue to build for the future.

The world of health care is rapidly changing on an almost daily basis. At Avera Sacred Heart, we are ever vigilant to stay ahead of those changes by providing our physicians, staff and, most importantly, you, with the latest technology and medical advances available.

As a non-profit hospital, we at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital reinvest our earnings into the community whether it be through new technology, community health and education, charity care or education and training for our staff. Our commitment to southeast South Dakota and northeast Nebraska is tied to more than a century of history and tradition and will continue to grow into the future.

As you explore our website, I hope you have a chance to learn more about the services we provide, our commitment to providing you the latest medicine has to offer and our rich history dating back to the late 19th century. What began as a small group of Benedictine Sisters charged with caring for the community's sick and elderly, has grown into a premiere regional health care center that continues to build for the future.

God Bless,

Douglas R. Ekeren