Avera Eureka Health Care Center
Avera Eureka Health Care Center is a 56-bed, long-term, Medicare-certified nursing facility with two assisted living suites, located in Eureka, S.D. Avera EHCC is one of the largest employers in this community. The center was one of the original facilities of the Lutheran Health System when it was formed in 1938.
Honored for Customer Satisfaction
Avera Eureka Health Care Center has received the Excellence in Action award from National Research Corp., recognizing long-term care and senior living organizations that achieve the highest levels of satisfaction excellence.
In 1989, a new $1.8 million facility was constructed by North Central Health Services of Spearfish, S.D. EHCC was part of North Central Health Services until 1993, when that organization merged with Lutheran Health System. In 2000 Lutheran Health System engaged in a merger with Samaritan Health in Arizona, and the corporate name was changed to Banner Health System. Avera St. Luke’s in Aberdeen, S.D., purchased the long-term care center in 2002 and the name was changed to Avera Eureka Health Care Center.
Changes improve look, energy-efficiency
The center continues to be one of the most attractive facilities in the area and boasts of a high percent of occupancy. Numerous projects have been completed in the last decade to create a more energy-efficient facility. A remodeling project redesigned the nurses’ work area and replaced hallway carpet and wallpaper.
Avera Eureka Health Care Center employs nearly 75 staff members. The management team brings a great deal of experience in long-term care, which serves as a strength for the organization.