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Emergency Department Highlights


Patient rooms are large enough for two visitors to accompany the patient. Accessible from patient hallways are private consultation rooms and a meditation room. Additionally, our pediatric waiting room includes a fish tank, children's activities and a plasma television-all designed to make your child's time in the waiting room more comfortable.

Fast, Efficient Care

We've trimmed our door-to-doctor time to an average of just 20 minutes and have taken measures to reduce our patients' average length of stay to just under two hours. And you'll never have to worry about trading privacy for prompt care - we've designed the Avera McKennan Emergency Department with a one room, one patient policy in mind.

Designed by health care professionals

The people who know the most about caring for the sick and injured are the doctors and nurses who treat them every day. So when the time came for us to design Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center's new and expanded emergency department, we utilized input from our front-line staff members. Designed using LEAN principles to maximize efficiency and privacy, everything from the structure and function of supply cupboards to the layouts of the rooms themselves work toward our goal of providing fast, effective emergency care.