Avera Queen of Peace History

When the Presentation Sisters established St. Joseph Hospital at the request of Mitchell civic leaders, they brought with them a healing spirit and a commitment to minister to those in need.

The Presentation Sisters established St. Joseph Hospital, a 35-bed facility, which officially opened on Thursday, Nov. 15, 1906.

As Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, the facility has undergone many improvements. The union of St. Joseph Hospital and Methodist Hospital in 1991 to create Queen of Peace Hospital was an important step in this evolution. What began as a small, pioneering hospital on the prairie has become a comprehensive medical facility offering sophisticated technology and services.

A $15 million expansion in 1994 included a new Emergency Department, Operating Suites, Same Day Services Department, Diagnostic Imaging Department, Surgical Unit, Cardiopulmonary Services Department, and Laboratory.

With the formation of Avera Health in 2000, the hospital became Avera Queen of Peace Hospital.

The year 2006 marked another celebration with the completion of a $6 million project, adding two new floors to accommodate a new Same-Day Services and Maternal Care Center.

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.