Avera Health announces biggest system expansion in history

Avera Health in Sioux Falls has announced their largest building project in history, totaling 350,000 square feet and costing $245 million. The project includes a six-story tower addition to Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, which will house a centralized space for women’s and children’s acute care services. This will expand on the current offerings in these areas.

Additionally, a three-story structure will be built on the Avera on Louise Health Campus to provide dedicated digestive health services. The existing space for this type of care will be repurposed to accommodate Avera’s growing orthopedic care services. During a press conference held at the Avera Prairie Center, Avera President and CEO Jim Dover, along with Avera McKennan Regional President and CEO Dr. Ronald Place shared the details of this major project.

Dr. Katherine Wang and Jennifer Kirby also provided insights into the project, highlighting how this development marks a significant investment in enhancing healthcare services for the community. As the project progresses, stay tuned for more updates on its progression.

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