New names for Avera medical
Avera Medical Group Estherville is the new name for Estherville Medical Clinic and Avera Holy Family Hospital is the new name of Avera Holy Family Health.
According to Kim Steffes, clinic manager, the name change was effective April 1 but employees will start answering the phone with the new names Monday.
According to Jen Hough, Avera community relations manager, the reason for the name change is to bring consistency to members of the Avera health group.
Steffes said clinics will be named for either the community in which they are located or for their specialty.
Avera Medical Group, an association of Avera Physicians and mid-level providers, has grown by nearly 200 percent since its inception three years ago and now has 545 members. It has 130 locations in more than 50 communities throughout a five-state region.
For more information about Avera Medical Group see www.averamedicalgroup.org.