PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Work is underway to develop a master facilities development and improvement plan for Avera St. Mary’s Hospital. The healthcare center has contracted with BWBR Architects, Inc. of St. Paul,Minnesota to look at how Avera St. Mary’s can best meet the health care needs of central South Dakota. John T. Porter, President & CEO of Avera Health says in a press release that now is the time for Avera St. Mary’s to look to the future and begin planning for the expansion of services to meet the region’s needs. The master facility plan will include an analysis of space to meet the growing needs of Avera Medical Group Pierre. BWBR will also look at hospital based acute care, long term care and senior living needs and will study the possible expansion of assisted living and cancer services. Once complete, the plan would provide a vision for Avera St. Mary’s campus through 2020.
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