While Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton is just opening their new, seventeen million dollar, â€śNorthern Lightsâ€ť addition to the main hospital, more construction is being planned.
Hospital President Pam Rezac says they will move and rebuild an existing nursing homeâ€¦
While the state has capped nursing home beds in the state for some time, Rezac says they will be able to free up some space for people who need advanced nursingÂ careâ€¦
Rezac says the project will also provide an upgrade in living space for the residentsâ€¦
The construction will include a fifty thousand square foot facility adjacent to the existing Avera Majestic Bluffs development. Work will begin in the spring.