Avera St. Luke’s in Aberdeen to expand mental health, women’s services

The west half of Avera St. Luke's Physicians Plaza will be removed to allow for the construction of a new stand-alone behavioral health facility.

Avera St. Luke’s has announced plans to invest $17.25 million to expand three departments in Aberdeen — behavioral health, women’s services and orthopedics.

The work will be funded through a combination of money set aside for capital improvements and fundraising done by the Avera Foundation.

The improvements will be happening at the same time during the next 18 to 24 months, according to information from Avera. Two projects include the renovation of existing space. A third involves the construction of a new, free-standing in-patient behavioral health facility with clinic services for mental health care and well-being, according to a news release from Avera.

“Avera St. Luke’s has provided in-patient behavioral health care in our hospital in the past, yet this is an opportunity to bring those services up to date with this new free-standing facility that incorporates both in-patient and clinic services,” Tom Seyer, chairman of the Avera St. Luke’s Hospital Board of Trustees, said in the release.

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