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Northeast South Dakota Healthcare Foundation

Contact the Northeast South Dakota Healthcare Foundation

You may mail your donation to: Northeast South Dakota Healthcare Foundation (NESDHCF)
P.O. Box 425
Milbank, SD 57252

or contact us at Milbank Area Hospital Avera:


The Northeast South Dakota Healthcare Foundation supports state-of-the-art health care at Milbank Area Hospital Avera in Milbank, SD, and surrounding area.

Milbank Area Hospital Avera and Avera Medical Group Milbank Health Care Campus

Making a commitment, building for our future

As we approach a century of service to our community, our health ministry stands in a unique position to build a new hospital and clinic in Milbank that will take rural health care to the next level. Situated on an 18-acre site, the new hospital and medical clinic will be a beacon of light for the area’s growing and aging population.

Bringing the clinic and hospital under one roof will enhance patient convenience. State-of-the-art facilities will help attract more health care professionals to our area and allow us to offer new outpatient specialized care services.

The new hospital and clinic will:

  • Provide patient and family-centered care in a healing environment
  • Offer new and expanded services, with more opportunities for outpatient services and specialized care
  • Be equipped with the latest technology and 24/7 emergency services
  • Improve safety, privacy and accessibility for all individuals
  • Be on the leading edge of quality health care at the best value

Who We Are Going to Be

Commitment to Convenience

  • Kidney dialysis
  • Retail pharmacy
  • 3-D mammography
  • Phase 3 cardiac rehabilitation
  • Therapies on campus

Commitment to Hospitality

  • Covered carport
  • Patient information center
  • Sizeable waiting area in a spacious main lobby
  • Private registration areas

Commitment to Comfort

  • Several areas to fulfill patient and visitor needs
  • Outdoor patio and garden
  • Chapel
  • Cafeteria with a coffee bar

Commitment to Access

  • Ease of access in and out
  • Space to accommodate 25 local and specialty providers

Commitment to Quality

  • Patient room size
  • Handicap accessible restroom and showers in patient rooms
  • State-of-the-art communications system
  • Wireless Internet access

Gifts accepted may include cash, stocks and bonds, CDs, and gift of grain. Your questions and thoughts may be directed to Natalie Gauer, Hospital Administrator at 605-432-4538 or email us.

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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