Avera Queen of Peace is a member of Avera Health, a regional family of more than 300 healthcare facilities in the five-state region. With over 13,000 employees, Avera Heatlh has over two million clinic and inpatient visits each year at facilities known for medical excellence, technological innovation, and a commitment to meeting the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of all patients.
Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, is a 67-bed, non for profit, Catholic facility and regional referral hospital for an eleven county area of 56,000 people. Our Emergency Department, Level III trauma Center is staff by Emergency Trained Physicians. With 45+ physicians on staff in 17 Specialties, the hospital offers a full range of services. Avera McKennan, located one hour east is the tertiary referral center.
Mitchell, South Dakota, is located on Interstate 90 in southeastern South Dakota. It serves as a hub for healthcare and retail for the area. With a population of 15,000, the city, has a strong economic base of farming and industry. Mitchell is known for low crime rate, excellent public and private education, clean air and water, low traffic and the friendly and honest people.
The city is an excellent community to raise a family. The city offers three public elementary schools, middle and high school, along with a private K-12 Christian & Catholic School. Also, Mitchell is home to Dakota Wesleyan University & Mitchell Technical Institute.
Recreational activities abound in Mitchell, thanks to the city's system of 16 parks, bike trails, beautiful outdoor and indoor pools, hockey arena, 2 golf courses, soccer complex, baseball & softball complex, Lake Mitchell & Missouri River for excellent fishing and water sports, and hunting paradise. Mitchell is home of the World's only Corn Palace, Area Community Theater, and a vibrant downtown shopping.