Carris Health in Marshall Joins Avera
Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center announces that Carris Health Marshall Clinic has become part of Avera as of Jan. 1.
In September 2018, Avera announced that Avera Marshall and Carris Health Marshall, a division of CentraCare, signed a letter of intent to integrate Carris Health Marshall clinic and surgery center into Avera Marshall.
“We are so pleased to welcome Carris Marshall providers and employees into the Avera family,” said Mary Maertens, CEO and Regional President of Avera Marshall. Avera Medical Group physicians and advanced practice providers (APPs) in the Marshall region now exceed 100.
“Bringing these two organizations together into an integrated health care delivery system benefits all of us, including the community and patients,” Maertens said. “We are now positioned for growth together with expanded capabilities to serve the health needs of the region.”
The former ACMC clinic on Carlson Street will become an Avera Medical Group location. The former Carris surgery center will become Avera Surgery Center. The 150 employees of Carris Health in Marshall become Avera employees.
Avera and Carris have worked together to make this transition as smooth as possible for patients, employees, advanced practice providers and physicians. Patients can continue to see their same doctor or advanced practice provider at the same location. The number to call for clinic appointments remains 507-532-1101.
For the present time, all clinic services will remain as they have in the past, including specialty physician outreach services, urgent care, lab, diabetes care and outpatient infusions. Regular clinic hours will continue to be 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., with urgent care available from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
“As time progresses, Avera Marshall will be evaluating all services within our community to learn how we can best integrate them,” Maertens said. “We look forward to working together to offer enhanced services that ultimately benefit our patients, and we anticipate continued growth and development of medical services available in the region.”