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About Us

Avera St. Benedict Health Center is a fully licensed and accredited medical facility. The Health Center has six entities:


Avera St. Benedict Hospital

Avera St. Benedict Hospital is staffed with an experienced team combined with "state-of-the-art" technology. Our professionals are trained in advanced life support and trauma.

Services include laparoscopic or general surgical services; medical, OB, pediatrics, Avera eICU® care. We offer 24-hour emergency care services.

Avera St. Benedict obstetrics offers natural child birth, intrathecal blocks, or C-sections, and family centered maternal child care.


Avera St. Benedict Certified Rural Health Clinics

The Avera St. Benedict Certified Rural Health Clinics offer a wide variety of health services with 3 family practice physicians and 4 physician assistants.  The clinics accept Medicare and Medicaid assignments and offer 24 hour emergency care - outpatient hospital.

Services include obstetrics with OB ultrasound, delivery with intrathecal block; pediatrics with inhalation therapy and IV therapy; family practice, geriatrics; disease management; hormone replacement therapy; 24-hour emergency care - outpatient hospital.

The clinics accept Medicare and Medicaid assignments, Medicare-approved prescription cards and a patient assistance program through pharmaceutical companies.

Our Clinics

Parkston Clinic
401 W. Glynn Drive
Parkston, SD 57366
Phone:  (605) 928-7961
Fax:  605-928-4417

Mon: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tues: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed-Thur: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 8:30 am to 12:00 noon

Tripp Clinic
306 S. Main Street
PO Box 160
Tripp, SD 57376
Phone: (605) 935-7211
Fax:  (605) 935-7212

Mon: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 pm
Tues and Wed:  1:00 to 5:00 pm
Friday: 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Lake Andes Clinic
756 East Lake
PO Box 279
Lake Andes, SD 57356
Phone: (605) 487-7878
Fax:  (605) 487-9566

Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Assisted Living

Avera St. Benedict Assisted Living

The independence you want ... the comfort and security you deserve.

  • Residents may bring their own furnishings
  • Heat and air conditioning controls in each room
  • Generous storage in each unit, as well as a common storage area
  • Quarters all have in-house phones
  • Quarters are cable-ready and computer-wired 

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Long Term Care

Bormann Manor

Avera Bormann Manor, a 50-bed Medicare and Medicaid Certified Nursing Home, formerly known as Bormann Manor, was established in 1988 by St. Benedict Hospital. Private and double occupancy rooms are available and the Manor is staffed 24 hours a day with qualified nurses. Physical Therapists evaluate and design exercise programs and daily and evening activities are scheduled to meet social needs. A private dining area is available for family gatherings and financial, Social Services, and Pastoral Care is a part of the Avera Bormann Manor program. Adult Day Services are also offered at Avera Bormann Manor, and a chapel is accessible for scheduled services and daily personal use.

Wellness Center

Avera St. Benedict Wellness Center

The Avera St. Benedict Wellness Center includes a swimming pool, massage therapy, cardiovascular equipment, resistance machines, free weights, community education programs, classes and events.

Call 605-928-4410 to schedule a tour and appointment.

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Avera St. Benedict Day Care

The Avera St. Benedict Day Care is licensed by the State of South Dakota and is Medicaid approved. Our staff are CPR and First Aid trained. We also have a licensed Child Care Director.

We're located at 407 North First Street, Parkston, SD.

Phone:  (605) 928-4405

Ages:  4 weeks to 12 years

Hours:  5:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • Licensed by the State of South Dakota
  • Medicaid approved
  • Structures activities indoors and outdoors
  • Breakfast, lunch and snack provided
  • Infant formula provided
  • Staff trained in CPR and first aid
  • Staff attends regular workshops on caring for young children

For more information contact Deb Luikens at 605-928-4405.

Our History

Our History

February 10th, 1934, the Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Convent and Dr. J.L. Waldner started what we know as, the Avera St. Benedict Health Care Center, which contained twelve beds. With the new hospital wing opening in 1946 with 34 beds and 12 bassinets, continued to grow and expand until building a new 38 bed acute care hospital in 1965.  August of 1988 St. Benedict purchased the Supervised Living homes and attaching the Intermediate Long Term Care Facility in 1989.  In 1992 a 3,600 square foot addition was added and Avera St Benedict Health Center.    

Our Mission

Our Mission

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

Learn More About Parkston, SD

Parkston...a great place to grow! 

The 1,600 residents of Parkston are among the friendliest people in South Dakota.  Walk or drive down our wide Main Street and you'll appreciate the clean, modern look blended with a touch of German history.

A safe place to live, play and raise a family

The school system is growing in an era where others are cutting back.  The high school is less than 10 years old and plans are underway for an addition to expand the junior high and add a new elementary school.


Enjoy the Klauss-James Art Museum and Archive, the Pearly Mound Historical Country Schoolhouse Museum, Parkston Public Library, Veteran's Memorial, two city parks, ball diamonds, outdoor swimming pool, golf course, tennis and basketball courts, Wellness Center including indoor swimming and fitness and rehab classes, dart leagues, gun club, fishing at area lakes and hunting.


Worship at your choice of five churches:  Sacred Heart Catholic, Memorial Baptist, Faith Lutheran - Missouri Synod, Salem Lutheran-ELCA, and United Church of Christ.


Parkston Lions, American Legion and Auxiliary, VFW and Auxiliary, KCs, Parkston Commercial Club, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Junior Service League, 4-H, FHA/HERO, Historical Society, Parkston Recreation, PTO and Booster clubs for althetics and music.

Business opportunities

An active agricultural area brings business to Parkston.  Jobs range from blue collar to retail and clerical to professional.  The largest employer, Avera St. Benedict Health Center, recently names one of the nation's Top 100 Hospitals.  Its Wellness Center, with an indoor pool, is an outstanding addition to the city.


Full medical facilities, including wellness and emergency services, elderly care facilities and Meals on Wheels.  Professional services include three financial institutions, four attorneys, insurance and accountants.  Lodging - 45 rooms available.  Dining - from convenience to catered.  Law enforcement, volunteer fire department, ambulance and 911 emergency services.