Media Archives

  • December 2, 2021

    Minot Public School District is bringing an eCare program to students, allowing the school district to offer quick and efficient medical help. With this new technology, students will have access to other qualified practitioners when the need arises. Avel eCare School Health Director, Sheila Freed says the program assesses but will not diagnose any condition.

  • December 2, 2021

    Gregory Police Chief Doug Catts attended a conference for police chiefs and sheriffs where he learned about the virtual crisis care pilot program. When he returned to Gregory, he told the sheriff’s department about the program and asked if they would be willing to get on board with him to provide this service throughout the county.

  • March 10, 2021

    Outlet: - Dana Culver makes medical recommendations for a living in her professional role as a Brookings pharmacist, but in her role as mother to two young boys diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, she lost her confidence.

  • March 2, 2021

    Outlet: - Many of the faithful in the Gettysburg area know they can rely on Father Jerry Kopel in times of need, but there have been a few times Kopel needed help too

  • October 19, 2020

    Outlet: KOTA TV - The Pennington County Sheriff's office now has another tool to assist people who may be having a mental health crisis.

  • June 24, 2020

    Outlet: The Associated Press - South Dakota-based Avera Health expanded telemedicine during the pandemic at a clinic it operates on a Native American reservation in the Great Plains

  • November 16, 2019

    Outlet: The Washington Post - They respond to more than 15,000 emergencies each year by using remote-controlled cameras and computer screens at what has become rural America’s busiest emergency room, which is in fact a virtual ER located in a suburban industrial park

  • October 10, 2019

    Outlet: Prairie Doc TV - Prairie Doc® host Richard P. Holm, MD, is joined by David Basel, MD, Vice President of Avera Medical Group Quality, and Doug Ekeren, President and CEO, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, to discuss the cost of healthcare today and in the future

  • August 29, 2019

    Outlet: - Schools across KELOLAND are dealing with a school nurse shortage. That’s why some schools are turning to telemedicine as a way to fill that role

  • August 8, 2019

    Outlet: - A specialized service for victims of sexual assault is making its way to hospitals in smaller communities

  • June 21, 2018

    Outlet: Becker's Hospital Review - Over the past few decades, small rural communities in America have become isolated from the healthcare revolution we see in urban settings, making access to quality care a top concern

  • June 13, 2018

    Outlet: KFVS12 - A partnership between SoutheastHEALTH and Avera eCare services will help critically ill patients with new technology

  • March 2, 2018

    Outlet: McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Based on preliminary findings, our company's telemedicine services are reducing transfers and emergency department visits, thereby successfully reducing cost of care for long-term care residents

  • February 26, 2018

    Outlet: CISION - Health system has reduced costs by USD 62 million, reduced nearly 11,000 bed days in the ICU, with more than 260 lives saved in past 12 months

  • January 31, 2018

    Outlet: Health Progress - Amid increasing demand and the well-documented shortage of mental health professionals, Avera Health, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is harnessing its telehealth network

  • December 22, 2017

    Outlet: KSFY - AveraNow connects patients to a medical professional in minutes, either on your smart phone or tablet or at one of the AveraNow kiosks inside every Sioux Falls Hy-Vee

  • August 3, 2017

    Outlet: From virtual doctor visits on your mobile device to health-tracking wearables, technology is making health care more personal and convenient. With the rapid changes that technology brings, the next big thing might be right around the corner

  • April 12, 2017

    Outlet: AARP, in collaboration with MedCity News, presents the inaugural 50+ Innovation Leaders — entrepreneurs, companies and ideas that are innovating healthcare services and products for the critical 50+ market.

  • March 30, 2017

    Outlet: Telemedicine has proven to be a crucial lifeline in some rural communities, helping to address workforce shortages and reducing the burden on patients

  • February 24, 2017

    Outlet: A three-year project to create a telemedicine platform for international disasters and war zones has concluded. NATO says it's ready to send