Skip to Content
 
 
 
 

Our Healing 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.

Values

In caring together for life, the Avera Health community is guided by the gospel values of compassion, hospitality and stewardship.

Compassion

Little Girl with Stethoscope

Compassionate caring is expressed through sensitive listening and responding, understanding, support, patience, and healing touch.


Hospitality

Elderly Couple with Nurse

A welcoming presence, an attentiveness to needs, and a gracious manner, seasoned with a sense of humor, are expressions of hospitality in and by the Avera community.


Stewardship

Award Presentation

Respect, truth and integrity are fundamental qualities needed to create relationships among those who serve, and those who are served.


Board Members

The Avera McKennan Foundation board members have dedicated themselves to help further the healing mission of the foundation. We would like to thank each of you for your time and guidance.

  • Andrew Burchett, DO
    Avera Health

  • Jim Clark
    SculptureWalk Sioux Falls

  • Dr. David Elson
    Retired Physician

  • Julie Choudek
    The First National Bank in Sioux Falls

  • Melissa Howes
    Community Volunteer

  • Dave Kapaska, DO
    Avera McKennan Hospital
    & University Health Center

  • W. Tim Kromminga
    Avera McKennan Foundation

  • Brad VanKalsbeek
    University of Sioux Falls
  • Thomas McDowell
    McDowell Financial Group

  • Sandra Pay, Chair
    Community Volunteer

  • Sr. Mary Thomas
    Avera McKennan Hospital
    & University Health Center

  • James Reynolds, MD
    Retired Physician

  • Jim Woster, Vice Chair
    Community Volunteer

  • Lisa Maguire
    Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C.

  • Jeff Gordon
    IFAM Capital

  • Carol Twedt
    Community Volunteer

Donate Online

Every gift to Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center furthers our mission to provide the best quality care to patients and their families while remaining dedicated to serving our local community by providing care to all, regardless of ability to pay. You can be part of our healing ministry through your gift.

Make a Gift Today

Questions?

Our staff would love to visit with you to answer any questions you may have about donating or about the Avera McKennan Foundation and our programs. Please feel free to call us at 605-322-8900, or you can contact us via email.

Contact Us

Live Better. Live Balanced. Avera.

© 2016 Avera, Sioux Falls, SD. All Rights Reserved.