In addition to the 490-bed hospital, the Avera McKennan campus includes the Avera Cancer Institute, the Orthopedic Institute, the Center for Family Medicine, McGreevy Clinic Avera and the Sioux Falls Surgical Center
. As the presumed Y2K disaster approached, many small area hospitals feared what would happen to their IT systems, and were seeking to join larger hospitals to take advantage of their superior IT infrastructure.
(3) The author was a consultant and an initial investor in the Siouxland Surgical Center, Dakota Dunes, along with founders of the Sioux Falls Surgical Center
who repeatedly described how Sioux Valley Hospital lowered its ambulatory surgery prices by 25 percent when they filed their letter of intent and another 25 percent when they filed their CON application as evidence of the benefits of price competition.
In Sioux Falls, the hospitals include Avera McKennan, Sioux Valley, Children's Care Hospital, Select Specialty Hospital, Sioux Falls Surgical Center
, Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Prairie States Surgical Center, and the Avera Heart Hospital.