Avera Sacred Heart Hospital

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital delivers comprehensive health care and extensive medical specialty services to residents of southeastern South Dakota and surrounding areas of Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa.

Innovative Health Services Close to Home

No matter where you live, whether in a rural location or the Yankton community, you and your doctor can rely on Avera Sacred Heart for the vital care you need, right here at home.

Get fast access to a wide range of specialists at Avera Sacred Heart through our innovative telemedicine services, available at more than 150 Avera clinics and doctor offices across the region.

In the Yankton area, you can visit the hospital or one of our affiliated clinics and locations, including the Avera Sacred Heart Wellness Center.

Orthopedic Care to Keep You Moving

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton addresses back pain and the underlying issues with local, cutting-edge spine surgery and orthopedic care.

Our local experts offer:

  • Innovative treatments customized for bone, muscle and joint needs.
  • The latest technology to perform a variety of minimally invasive spinal procedures for the upper and lower spine.
  • O-arm™ Surgical Imaging System that helps the surgeon guide surgery.
  • VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution, which simplifies knee replacement surgery by providing valuable insights for precise implant selection and positioning.

Whether you suffer from aches, breaks, tears or dislocations, turn to the orthopedic and spine experts experienced in treating every body.

Learn more about Avera’s orthopedic care and spine specialists.

Advanced Technology & Expert Care

When you face a health challenge or life with a chronic condition, you want the best possible care for your situation. Trust Avera Sacred Heart for an extensive array of advanced technology and services, including:

  • Verified Level V Trauma Center – Designated by the American College of Surgeons for comprehensive, 24/7 response to emergencies
  • Careflight emergency air transport – Rapid transport by air ambulance, equipped with the latest in life-saving technology and expert trauma teams
  • Advanced imaging, diagnostic and treatment technology – Includes high-performance CT, MRI, digital and 3-D mammography and other digital imaging services to interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, minimally invasive surgical procedures and more
  • Avera QuickLabs - Stop in when it’s convenient and take advantage of a variety of blood tests for a flat fee
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) - The Wound Care & Hyperbaric Treatment Center is located in Suite 2500 on the second floor of the Pavilion.
  • Intensive Care
  • Hana®, a high-tech fracture table ideal in performing direct anterior total hip replacement
  • ProAxis® Spinal Surgery Table allows surgeon to perform spinal procedures with ease
  • State-of-the-art filtration system decreases the rate of infection and ensures optimal outcomes
  • GE anesthesia machine delivers anesthesia tailored to the patient’s needs
  • Up-to-date MRI and CT scanner aids in diagnosis and detection

Top-Rated Care

At Avera Sacred Heart, you benefit from evidence-based care, a strong focus on your safety and comfort while you stay with us, and the best possible outcomes.

In addition, you’re assured of outstanding care from the experts at Avera Sacred Heart because the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shows we meet or exceed national standards on quality measures related to heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, emergency care and stroke care.

You’ll also appreciate the professional, compassionate care you receive at Avera Sacred Heart.

Visiting Hours & Patient Information

Because families and caregiver networks play an important role in your health and recovery, be sure to encourage them to visit while you stay with us. Review patient and visitor information including dining options, visiting hours and visitor amenities at Avera Sacred Heart, as well as options for lodging and accommodations.

Find out how to prepare for your hospital visit or your child's hospital visit. Take advantage of our spiritual care services, and get details on becoming a patient by downloading our patient handbook in English or en Español.

Discover Avera Sacred Heart

More than a century ago, the Benedictine Sisters of Yankton were called upon to enter an entirely new field of service: the care of the sick and the injured. That challenge was quickly met and the Sisters, who had been primarily trained as teachers, soon became nurses. Through the decades, Avera Sacred Heart has continued to grow in response to health needs as part of the region-leading Avera Health system. Discover more about Avera Sacred Heart, including:

Avera Sacred Heart Foundation

Help provide top-quality health care to Avera patients, families and communities, regardless of anyone’s ability to pay. Your gift changes lives and supports our healing ministry. Contact the Avera Sacred Heart Foundation or call us at 605-668-8310.

South Dakota Grant Information

The Internal Revenue Service Form 990 has been filed, if applicable, in compliance with federal law, and is displayed immediately after filing on the recipient's or sub-recipient's website. Additional Information

As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by Avera Sacred Heart Hospital or through a contractor or any other entity with which programs or activities are arranged.

This statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued pursuant to these statutes of the Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Part 80, 84, and 91.

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.