Avera McKennan Honored For Fiscal Responsibility

Sioux Falls, SD — A hospital that’s part of a health system that has several locations in northwest Iowa has received an award for being fiscally-responsible.
Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center of Sioux Falls and Avera St. Luke’s Hospital of Aberdeen have been awarded Community Value Leadership Awards by Cleverley + Associates, based in Columbus, Ohio. These awards recognize the value a facility provides to the community by measuring financial viability, facility reinvestments, maintenance of a low cost structure and high quality patient care at reasonable prices.

Avera McKennan was the only hospital in South Dakota named to the Community Value 100® Hospitals list in 2015. This is a listing of the 100 hospitals that achieved the highest scores in their respective size/geographic group.

“One of Avera’s three values is stewardship, along with compassion and hospitality. In our mission of health ministry, we feel it is imperative to make careful use of the resources entrusted to us, as well as our patients’ resources, so our patients receive the highest quality care possible at the best value,” said Dave Kapaska, DO, Regional President and CEO of Avera McKennan. “We’re proud to have received the Community Value recognition, which validates that we are indeed providing our residents with the best possible value in health care.”

In addition to Avera McKennan, Avera has several facilities in the tri-state region. In our area, the The Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, Sioux Center Health in Sioux Center, and Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley are connected to Avera, and so are the Larchwood and Hull medical clinics and Whispering Heights in Rock Valley.

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