Avera on Louise

Avera Health

The new Avera on Louise Health Campus in Sioux Falls is hosting an open house this weekend to celebrate its completion. The 260,000 square-foot building houses a specialty hospital and medical clinics.

The building was designed to maximize natural light to improve both patient and staff experiences. Sarah Kappel is a registered nurse and Director of Patient Care Services at Avera Specialty Hospital. She hopes visitors experience a clean, bright and healing environment.

Jackie Hendry

Officials with Avera health hope their new hospital on 69th and Louise in Sioux Falls becomes more than a place for patients to receive care. They’re looking to make it a gathering place for a growing community

The new hospital is set to open next year, and will include operating rooms, addiction care, a meditation room and a restaurant. The $130 million undertaking is the most expensive construction project in the history of Sioux Falls. But for now, steel beams and concrete floors only hint at what’s to come.