As a health ministry rooted in the Gospel, Avera’s mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values. This is Avera’s vision: Working with its partners, Avera shall provide a quality, cost-effective health ministry, which reflects Gospel values. We shall improve the health care of the people we serve through a regionally integrated network of persons and institutions. Avera is guided by Gospel values of compassion, hospitality and stewardship. Avera’s 20,000 employees are encouraged to live out the mission and values, each and every day, in every patient encounter.