Skip to main content


New Surgical Hospital Slated for Sioux Falls

May 24, 2017 04:08PM ● By The Hood Magazine

This fall, Avera Health will start construction on $174 million worth of building projects in Sioux Falls, including a surgical hospital on a new health campus at 69th Street and Louise Avenue. 

The Avera on Louise Health Campus will be a walkable campus constructed on 82 acres at an easy-to-access location in southwest Sioux Falls. The first phase of construction includes the surgical hospital and connected medical office building, comprising 260,000 square feet and slated to open in early 2020.

The campus will specialize in orthopedics and sports medicine, gastroenterology, rheumatology and internal medicine and will offer a range of surgical procedures, new technologies, and amenities.

The 24-bed surgical hospital will feature large surgical suites and an outpatient gastroenterology unit with several procedure rooms. The buildings will be connected by a multi-story commons space with dining options, gift shop, chapel, seating and more. The surgical hospital will also house support services such as therapy, laboratory, imaging, pharmacy and biomedical equipment, with space reserved for future growth.

Orthopedics and gastroenterology are both growing specialty areas for Avera, which recently opened a new Avera Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine practice, including 24/7 orthopedic trauma services for Avera McKennan emergency departments, both at the main campus and at the Family Health Center on Marion Road. These seven orthopedic physicians are among 28 orthopedic providers in the Avera system.

In conjunction with this project, Avera McKennan plans an extensive renovation project on its main campus.