About Avera Health
No matter where you live across the Upper Midwest, count on Avera Health, an integrated health system based in Sioux Falls, SD, for the same top-quality health services you’d find at major medical centers and regional referral facilities.
Avera serves South Dakota and surrounding areas of Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and North Dakota through six regional centers in Aberdeen, Mitchell, Pierre, Sioux Falls and Yankton, SD, and Marshall, MN. We serve you through 35 hospitals, 215 primary and specialty care clinics, 40 senior living facilities in addition to home care and hospice, sports and wellness facilities, home medical equipment outlets and more.
You’ll benefit not only from the highest quality expertise and technology, but also from an emotional and spiritual connection with Avera caregivers.
Quality Services Close to Home
Feel better and live healthier in partnership with Avera providers. We’re where you need us, at more than 300 locations in 100 communities.
Avera serves a population of nearly 1 million throughout a geographical footprint of 72,000 square miles and 86 counties. Get access to a wide range of specialists through our innovative telemedicine services, available at more than 150 Avera clinics and doctor offices across the region.
Mission, Vision and Values
As a health ministry rooted in the Gospel, Avera’s mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.
This is Avera’s vision: Working with its partners, Avera shall provide a quality, cost-effective health ministry, which reflects Gospel values. We shall improve the health care of the people we serve through a regionally integrated network of persons and institutions.
Avera is guided by Gospel values of compassion, hospitality and stewardship. Avera’s 19,000 employees are encouraged to live out the mission and values, each and every day, in every patient encounter.
Connect with Avera’s strong spiritual heritage by receiving our daily Scripture and reflection, posting a prayer on Avera’s prayer line, or learning more about the Avera ministry and community benefits. View Community Health Needs Assessments to learn how each hospital addresses the needs of its specific community and area.
Avera has deep roots in faith and service. As the health ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Yankton, SD, and the Presentation Sisters of Aberdeen, SD, we carry on our sponsors’ legacy and century-long commitment to providing faith-based health care.
The Benedictine and Presentation Sisters brought their health ministries together in 2000 under the name Avera – a name derived from a Latin word meaning “to be well.”
We’re focused on helping you feel better and live healthier so you can experience all the good gifts that life has to offer. Caring for the whole person — body, mind and spirit — is central to the Avera mission.
Comprehensive, Seamless Care
When you face a health challenge or life with a chronic condition, you want the best possible care for your situation. At Avera you’ll find:
- Expert health care in 60 medical specialties
- Quality at national-benchmark levels
- Superior customer service
- A wide range of locally available care
Avera facilities have received numerous recognitions for quality of clinical care and service. Each hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission, and many care programs hold specific accreditation. Learn more in our annual report and quality reports.
In collaboration with our sponsors, Avera leaders and governing board members take responsibility for major decisions affecting Avera’s health care ministry.
Avera Member Services
Avera offers management and consultation services, educational programs, employee benefit programs and more. Learn how Avera supports rural health care through the Avera Rural Health Institute, or group purchasing through Avera PACE.
Community Partnership Requests
Avera intends to be a good steward of our resources to make a difference in the lives of others. As a result, we have implemented an annual request process for those seeking sponsorships. Learn more.