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The Mission and Vision of Wagner Community Memorial Hospital Avera

It is the objective and purpose of Wagner Community Memorial Hospital Avera to provide care and treatment of the sick, to provide care and support of the aged, disabled and indigent and to provide for those in need of hospitalization.

In order to carry out the objective and purposes as stated above, Wagner Community Memorial Hospital Avera is a licensed 20-bed Critical Access Hospital, providing 24 hour skilled nursing emergency and outpatient services. It is equipped for surgical and medical patients and provides ancillary services of X-ray, laboratory, and physical therapy, EKG and other normal hospital services, too numerous to mention.

Although located in the city of Wagner, our hospital is made available and can be used by all people in this area who are in need of medical and emergency care, regardless of race, color, creed or ability to pay.

Also, in keeping with the afore-mentioned objective and purposes, as a charitable institution, the Wagner hospital may periodically offer charitable activities and use of its facility to other charitable organizations within our service area.

Because the facility is certified by Medicare and Medicaid, it is the intention of Wagner Community Memorial Hospital Avera to comply with all federal and state regulations and legislation.

The Board of Directors, Medical Staff and Administration of Wagner Community Memorial Hospital Avera endorse this mission statement.

The vision of Wagner Community Memorial Hospital Avera is to be the provider of choice in the area; to be financially stable and strong; have a solid physician base and physical plant; and to have good relations with other community healthcare providers.

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Bryan SlabaA letter from the CEO

Dear Friends,

For more than 60 years, Wagner Community Memorial Hospital Avera has been the area’s leader in health care. Ever mindful of our rich tradition of health care, compassion, stewardship and hospitality, we still continue to build for the future.

The world of health care is rapidly changing on an almost daily basis. At Wagner Community Memorial Hospital Avera, we are ever vigilant to stay ahead of those changes by providing our physicians, staff and, most importantly, you, with the latest technology and medical advances available.

As a non-profit hospital, we at Wagner Community Memorial Hospital Avera reinvest our earnings into the community whether it be through new technology, community health and education, charity care or education and training for our staff. Our commitment to the communities we serve is tied to more than a half century of history and tradition and will continue to grow into the future.

As you explore our website, I hope you have a chance to learn more about the services we provide, our commitment to providing you the latest medicine has to offer and our rich history dating back to the early 20th century. What began as a small group of community leaders with a charge of caring for the community's sick and elderly has grown into a premiere area health care center that continues to build for the future.

Bryan Slaba

Live Better. Live Balanced. Avera.

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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