Over 200 people gathered in Gettysburg this (Mon.) morning for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Avera Missouri River Health Center.
Avera Gettysburg administrator Robert Sheckler says the building will include a six bed, critical access hospital and a new rural health clinic.
The health care center will also include an inpatient unit, a modern emergency services facility, radiology and imaging services, IV infusion suites, a new physical therapy gym and a welcoming clinic. In addition to those services, Sheckler says staff will be fully connected to the Avera eCARE® telemedicine program.
In February, Avera Health committed $9 million toward the $12 million project, launching a capital campaign to raise $3 million. The bulk of that amount has been raised, but Sheckler says they have a little further to go to reach their goal.
North-central South Dakota residents rallied around the project and raised more than $2.5 million in cash and pledged gifts in less than four months.
If you would like to make a financial commitment to the Avera Missouri River Health Center project, contact the Avera Gettysburg Foundation at 605-280-9593.
Below are images of how the facility will look when built.