In a major announcement, Avera Health in Sioux Falls has revealed its largest construction project in history. The $245 million project will consist of a six-story addition to the Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center, which will house a centralized space for women’s and children’s acute care services. This expansion will enhance the current offerings in these areas.

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

During the press conference, Dr. Catherine Wang and Jennifer Kirby also provided insights into the project. This development represents a significant investment in improving health services for the community. Stay tuned for more updates as the project progresses.

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