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801 E. 23 St. Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Kirby Place at the Walsh Family Village

Find your home away from home at the Kirby Place at the Walsh Family Village, supported by the Avera Foundation. Designed provide peace of mind, this resource is for out-of-town patients and their families being treated at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center.

To be eligible to stay at Kirby Place at the Walsh Family Village, patients or families must live farther than 30 miles from Sioux Falls, be able to provide for personal needs or with the assistance of a family member or caregiver, and be referred by a hospital social worker.

If you have questions, please speak with your social worker.

Your Gift Makes a Difference

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As Avera's on-site hospitality home, Kirby Place at the Walsh Family Village offers comfort and convenience for families of patients in need of our care. Since opening in 2008, the village as operated at 98 percent occupancy rate. Because of this ongoing need, your support is vital to expanding this facility and the services that it lends to our patients, their families and our community.

  • $30 feeds a family at the village dinner.
  • $50 ensures a comfortable night's sleep in one of our safe and private guest rooms.
  • $200 provides transportation services to a family for one month.

Give the gift of hospitality today!

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Ronald McDonald House

Unique in the nation, the Avera McKennan campus features an eight-bed Ronald McDonald house. Serving as an additional guest home within the Walsh Family Village, this facility furthers Avera McKennan's mission and dedication to the community to help those in need.


Guest Amenities:

  • Secure buildings near the Avera McKennan campus
  • Rooms feature one or two queen size beds and private bath
  • Bed linens and towels furnished
  • Telephone and cable television in rooms
  • A fully equipped kitchen and dining area in the guest house
  • Guest laundry room available at no cost
  • Handicap accessible
  • Smoke free, alcohol free and no pets policy to provide a healthy and clean environment for guests
  • Free parking - as parking space is limited, we ask that residents plan to bring just one vehicle per patient family

Moving Health Forward

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.

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