John Porter

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... August 29, 2018 Show 411 Hour 2

His career at Avera Health helped transform how South Dakotans access healthcare.

 

John Porter is a 2018 South Dakota Hall of Fame inductee.

 

The Honors Ceremony is going to be held in Chamberlain/Oacoma, SD on September 7 and 8 and is open to the public. 

 

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased on the Hall of Fame website at sdexcellence.org or by calling the Hall at 605-234-4216.

Bob Sutton Named New CEO of Avera Health

Jun 1, 2018
Avera Health

Avera Health is welcoming its first new CEO is more than 40 years. The organization announces Bob Sutton as the successor to retiring CEO John Porter.  

Bob Sutton is a South Dakota native, current president of the Board of Regents, and has held a variety of positions within the Avera system since he was first hired in 20-13. His most recent position was Executive Vice President of Human Resources.

In The Moment ... December 21, 2017 Show 245 Hour 1

As Avera's President and CEO John Porter prepares for retirement, he joins us for a conversation about 44 of years redefining healthcare in the region, his thoughts on leadership, and the ever-challenging secret to a lasting marriage.

Longtime Avera CEO Announces Retirement

Dec 15, 2017
Avera Health

After 44 years with the Avera Health system, President and CEO John Porter is retiring. His tenure spanned decades of growth, including the joining of the Benedictine and Presentation health systems into Avera Health in 2000.

John Porter has a few major milestones to celebrate. After a more than four-decade career with Avera, this next year sees his 70th birthday and his 50th wedding anniversary. After reflecting with his wife, Porter says that's why now seems like the perfect time to move on.