A Message From Our CEO
Welcome to Avera’s 2022 Annual Report. Thank you for your interest in our health ministry.
Avera is midway through our current Strategic Plan that’s centered around our values – hospitality, compassion and stewardship.
Our value of hospitality focuses on our employees. If we continue to develop a well-qualified, well-trained workforce who feel dedicated and committed to the Avera organization and our mission, we can’t help but take great care of our patients.
In health care, a strong workforce is absolutely essential to what we do every day. We continually strive to attract and retain top talent with an even greater focus on delivering high quality patient care.
Compassion means many things to us at Avera, but one important factor is to optimize the delivery of care and meet people where they are. One way we’re doing that is through virtual visits and telehealth.
Growth is a strategy under stewardship, specifically involving investments in the growth needs of our communities that have gradual or incremental growth in value.
Our mission is what differentiates us as a health care system and an organization, and whatever we do comes back to our mission.
It’s all part of “moving health forward.” Avera continues to look ahead with a renewed focus, to grow and enhance our health ministry, and meet our patients where they are through innovative technology.
I am grateful to our sponsors, the Benedictine and Presentation Sisters, the senior leadership and Board of Directors who faithfully serve alongside me, as well as all the people and partners who come together to form this great organization known as Avera. Together, we impact many lives for the greater good.
Bob Sutton, President and CEO