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Avera Opens New Sioux Falls Health Center and Freestanding ED

Nov 29, 2016 09:45AM ● By MED Magazine
Avera Medical Group has opened a new Family Health Center in Sioux Falls that includes South Dakota’s first freestanding Emergency Department and a variety of other medical services.

The 84,000-square-foot building on Marion Road includes family medicine, urgent care, optometry, occupational medicine, therapy, case/social workers, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and an Avera Breast Center with mammography services. Onsite lab and imaging services, including X-ray and CT, are also in the building.

The main floor, including the ED, urgent care, radiology/imaging, lab, occupational medicine, therapy and eye care, opened October 12th. The second floor, housing family practice, pediatrics and behavioral health counseling, will open in December, and third floor, home to ob/gyn and the the Avera Breast Center opens in January.

The emergency department is staffed 24/7 with residency-trained ER physicians and is connected to Avera eCARE eEmergency for additional support when necessary. The clinics will be staffed by more than a dozen Avera Medical Group physicians and advanced practice providers.

“Almost one-third of the city lives west of I-29 and this will provide more services closer to their homes,” said Mark Vortherms, Vice President of Primary Care at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center.

About 50 employees will move into the building from the Avera McKennan campus and the Avera Medical Group McGreevy West 41st Street location. No decision has been made yet about which services will move into the 41st street building.