Gettysburg, SD

Schmidt appointed as administrator of Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care

Avera St. Mary’s in Pierre announced that Mark Schmidt has been appointed Administrator of Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care effective immediately. Schmidt has served as Interim Administrator since December 2011.
Schmidt will also continue in his role as Executive Director of Avera Gettysburg Hospital, Avera Oahe Manor and Avera Oahe Villa Congregate Living in Gettysburg. Schmidt joined the Gettysburg facilities in 1994 as Chief Financial Officer, and   was named Chief Executive Officer in 1997. When Gettysburg joined St. Mary’s in 1999, his role became Executive Director.
“We’re pleased to have Mark Schmidt appointed to this position,” said Joseph Messmer, Interim Regional President, Avera St. Mary’s. “Mark has a keen understanding of long term care and the challenges it faces within our nation’s rapidly-changing health care environment.”
Avera Health is the leading health system in the region providing high-quality care, where you live, at more than 300 locations in about 100 communities. Avera’s unique partnership model makes possible a wide range of medical services through the expertise of specialists, sophisticated technology and cutting-edge research to meet the health care needs of local communities and providers. Management and other support services are provided through the Avera Central Office in Sioux Falls, SD, and its six regional centers.