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Avera Sacred Heart Hospitality Center

To make a reservation or request a referral to the Hospitality Center, please call 605-668-8475

Home Away From Home

When you or a loved one is facing a serious illness or ongoing medical treatment, the best place you can be is in your own home – close to family and friends. But when a medical crisis takes place in unfamiliar surroundings, the experience can be very stressful and worrisome.

The Avera Sacred Heart Hospitality Center gives patients and families one less thing to worry about if they are far from the comforts of home. The Hospitality Center provides convenient, affordable lodging for people outside the Yankton area who need to be close to the hospital. 

Avera Sacred Heart is pleased to be able to offer this special lodging to their patients and families. Our new home-away-from-home can help ease the anxiety for patients and their families struggling with a medical crisis far from the comforts of home.  The facility is available to patients and families utilizing Avera Sacred Heart services such as patients needing to come to Yankton the night before for early outpatient surgery.


The Hospitality Center is located on the fourth floor of the Avera Sacred Heart Benedictine Center (the east wing).  Guests can enter through the front door of the Benedictine Center and use the parking lot close to the entrance.  There is easy, indoor access to the hospital through the connecting tunnel.


The Hospitality Center has four bedrooms, each equipped with two twin beds, private bathroom with shower, phone, television, and a small table and chairs. There is also a large family room that includes a dining room set, microwave and small refrigerator for the convenience of guests. 

The hospital housekeeping staff provides weekly services.  Pop and snack machines are located on the second floor of the building.  Midway through the tunnel is the Garden Spot Café serves a variety of snacks and complete meals throughout the day.


Referrals to the Avera Sacred Heart Hospitality Center can be made by staff, physicians, or by calling the reservation number – 605-668-8475. 


The daily cost is $25 (includes tax).  If extended lodging is needed, a reduced rate will be arranged. Individuals can stay at the Hospitality Center for as long as they need medical treatment or a family member is in Avera Sacred Heart Hospital. 

The Hospitality Center is made possible through the generosity of others.  Thanks to the Benedictine Health Foundation, the Avera Sacred Heart Auxiliary and Craft Committee, $65,000 was raised to make this project a reality.  Ongoing contributions to fund the daily operations of the Center and fund housing for individuals who cannot afford to pay are always welcome.  Donations can be made to the Benedictine Health Foundation, 1000 West 4th Street, Yankton, SD, 605-668-8310. 


  • What a lovely place to have be our "home away from home!" Everyone was so kind and caring to make sure we were comfortable and happy. God Bless.
  • This is so nice for people out of town to have an inexpensive place to stay and be so close to our loved ones.
  • Accommodations are excellent for out of town patients who are not familiar with the community. The staff is very nice and helpful.
  • These accommodations certainly solved my problem of not having someone to drive me. I appreciate that it ws available. Thank you so much.
  • This is the finest hospital and best accommodations for our stay - ever. Friendly people and great staff. Thank you very much.