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HelloWhat Inspires You to Move Your Health Forward? 

Your days are filled with moments big and small — grocery shopping, taking care of your aging parents or meeting your grandchild for the first time.

Life is moving fast. You’re busy with a long list of to-dos. But these moments connect into a life worth sharing.

You also need a care partner by your side through it all. Avera will listen to your needs and meet you where you are in the moment. This goal dates back to our founding Sisters who stepped in to help care for people during the diphtheria outbreak of the late 1880s and early 1900s.

Through the decades, we combined the power of compassion with the latest medical advancements to earn your trust. This winning combination has received national recognition for quality over the years.

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How You Benefit

  • You can be treated at home via a home health and hospital system — used widely to treat COVID at the height of the pandemic.
  • You have access to the latest treatments and medical breakthroughs via our expanding research division.
  • Future generations will be at lower risk thanks to innovative research on environmental exposures on childhood development we’re doing now.
  • You can see specialists without traveling hours using our visionary model for telemedicine.

Your Partner in Health

Through every up and down, you need a partner in health who listens to your needs.

Moving Health Forward

Our network works together to move health forward for you personally, and in the communities we serve.

Follow Sue's Health Journey

See how we connected Sue to the right care and services at Avera and in her community. View infographic

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Sign Up to Help

Help Avera move health forward in our communities. Select an option below and we’ll donate in your honor.

  • Give coffee and refreshments to a health care hero on the front lines.
  • Give to a community organization providing nutritious food to those in need.

As a bonus, we’ll send you our Balance email with health and wellness tips.

Yes, give in my honor

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Care How You Need It

You can access care however you may need it, starting with your primary physician to any specialty or emergency care you may need along the way: having a baby, breaking a leg on the playground, or navigating a cancer diagnosis. Our network of resources is available to you as a member of Avera Health Plans.

  • Virtual Care — You can fit visits into your schedule using virtual care options.
  • Robotics — You have access to state-of-the-art robotics across the region for faster recoveries.
  • Close to You — You have options close to home through a regional system of clinics and hospitals.

Find your care options

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Community Focused

Your needs don’t end when you leave our sight, so we continue to invest in the communities we serve. We partner with more than 250 organizations that align with our mission and help us expand and enhance services beyond our facilities.

Learn more

2021 By the Numbers

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315Locations

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100+Communities

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72,000 Square Mile Footprint

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2,897,955 Total Patient Visits

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169,000 Total Virtual Visits


Source: July-2020-June 2021, Virtual visits: March 2020-June 2021

Move Your Health Forward

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Top Quality

In 2021, Avera was named among the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by IBM Watson Health. Avera McKennan was named in the 100 Top Hospitals.

Learn more about our quality recognitions.

IBM Watson 15 Top Health Systems 2021

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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