Future Site for New Avera Area Health Care Campus Selected

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Eighteen acres neare the State Auto Building have been purchased by the Northeast South Dakota Healthcare Foundation as the site for the new hospital and clinic.  "After looking at many sites throughout the community - a number of which would be ideal but for one reason or another didn't work out - I firmly believe we have come up with what is the best site available," said Jim Gesswein, foundation board chairman.  "Now that we know the location, the next steps include design development." said Natalie Gauer, adminstrator of  Milbank Area Hospital Avera.  "  As of now we are planning on breaking ground the spring of 2014 and the facility will take 15-18 months to build.  At this point, our estimated completion date is fall 2015."

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