Plans coming together for new Avera health center in Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, S.D. (DRG News) – Avera has announced plans to raise funds to build a new health center in Gettysburg.

Gettysburg Hospital administrator Robert Sheckler says the new building will be named the Avera Missouri River Health Center.

Avera Health has committed $9 million, leaving $3 million to be raised by June 1.

Director of the Avera Gettysburg Foundation Kellie Yackley says those who would like to contribute can do so in a variety of ways– and you don’t have to immediately write a check for the full amount.

The proposed building would include services ranging from routine checkups to inpatient care to emergency services and will be built to accommodate up to four medical providers.