New Avera Inpatient Addiction Treatment Center Groundbreaking Today
Groundbreaking ceremonies are scheduled for later today on the new Avera Addiction Care Center in Sioux Falls.
The facility will be part of the new Avera Health Campus at 69th and Louise. It’s an $8 million project that will consist of two buildings – one will be a main building for day treatment. The other will be a residential building with 32 private rooms.
It’s estimated 10 to 15 percent of people in the general population deals with chemical dependency. Our region, like many others right now, is seeing an increase in addiction and the societal impact that follows. There is a great deal of hope this new inpatient facility will help families recover and heal. It is funded in part by private donations.
The facility will be the first member of The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s Patient Care Network – the first of its kind in the addiction treatment industry. The Hazelden Patient Care Network offers access to tools, resources and collaborative consultation.
Treatment at the center will typically be 28 days in length, and is a voluntary program for adults who are seeking help to deal with addiction to alcohol or other substances. Avera plans to hire 35 full-time equivalent employees to help staff the facility – all of which will be new jobs in the city of Sioux Falls.
The groundbreaking Wednesday is scheduled for 4:30 PM. More information can be found here.