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Avera St. Luke’s in Aberdeen Offers Small Town Living with Big Town Amenities

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations continues to celebrate Avera St. Luke’s, in Aberdeen, South Dakota for being the next Hometown Healthcare Hero member facility and community.

Avera St. Luke’s is licensed for 50 beds, with an additional 10 beds for its inpatient Behavior Health services. It also offers:

  • Level III Trauma Center and Emergency Department with 24/7 heart care
  • Long-Term Skilled Care
  • Assisted Living and Independent Living

Milissa Podoll is the Trauma Coordinator for Avera St. Luke’s. “We do everything we can to make everyone feel welcome; it goes back to that small town feel in a bigger facility.” Milissa Podoll, RN, BSN Trauma Coordinator, Avera St. Luke’s. Avera St. Luke’s is also the region’s only verified Level III Trauma Center – as designated by the American College of Surgeons for comprehensive 24/7 response to emergencies. “This designation sets us above everyone else in this area because we can keep patients here and we are held at a very high standard.” Milissa Podoll, RN, BSN, Trauma Coordinator, Avera St. Luke’s. Whether a patient is being seen in emergency services, inpatient care or one of the many specialty clinics, all receive top notch treatment.

Avera St. Luke’s has a great relationship with the city of Aberdeen and according to Podoll this unique community has a lot to offer all who call it home. “There is everything from ax throwing, bowling, movies, and darts, to miles and miles of walking and biking trails. We also have three lakes that are close by and three golf courses.” Milissa Podoll, RN, BSN, Trauma Coordinator, Avera St. Luke’s. Aberdeen offers residents both modern amenities with a robust shopping and entertainment part of town, in addition to a historic downtown that has been revitalized, offering visitors the feel of yesterday with today’s conveniences.

Ready to begin your career with Avera St. Luke’s and begin your life in Aberdeen?

Job opportunities include:

  • RNs
  • LPNs
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Dietary
  • And more…

There are sign-on bonuses for some positions and tuition reimbursement. Employees also receive a robust comprehensive benefits package that includes 40 hours front-loaded PTO, in addition:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance, with a free option for single coverage with a high-deductible health plan
  • Vision Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Voluntary benefits like Long-Term Care
  • Short-Term / Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs

Learn more about job opportunities with Avera St. Luke’s here: www.avera.org/careers.

To watch the video featuring Milissa Podoll, RN, BSN, Trauma Coordinator with Avera St. Lukes, visit the SDAHO YouTube Page.

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