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Avera and Lakes Regional Healthcare Partner for New Home Medical Equipment Store

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Avera Home Medical Equipment and Lakes Regional Healthcare will launch a joint venture that will result in a home medical equipment store on the Lakes Regional Healthcare campus, offering selections for respiratory, rehabilitation, and personal safety needs.

Following renovations, the new Avera Home Medical Equipment store will be in the former Lakes Family Practice clinic space located on the northwest corner of the hospital’s campus. When completed, the space will measure 2,500 square feet, which will include a large showroom and a private consultation room.

“This is a very exciting addition for our patients and the people in the region,” said Lakes Regional Healthcare President and CEO Jason Harrington. “Having the products right here on campus will allow hospital and clinic patients to ask questions and make educated decisions about which products will help them improve or maintain their quality of life and will allow us to meet more of our patients’ needs to function safely and independently when they leave us.”

Avera Home Medical Equipment offers equipment experts who will help people choose the best item for their needs, teach how to use the item, and process insurance claims, when appropriate.

Patients, health care workers and community members will be able to select from a large inventory, including: portable oxygen concentrators, CPAP machines, walkers, wheelchairs, lift chairs, scooters, canes, compression wear, incontinence products, and aids of daily living.

When the need involves custom-built items, such as power wheelchairs, stair lifts, vertical lifts for porch or decks, and ceiling track lifts, Avera Home Medical Equipment staff are available to come to the customer’s home for a consultation and quote.

Avera Home Medical Equipment has 15 sites across the Upper Midwest. “We are proud to offer this new store for customers in the Lakes area,” said Mitch Butler, Vice President of Avera Home Medical Equipment. “Quality home medical equipment is an important component for a person’s health and safety, and our team is ready to help individuals and families get exactly what they need for living well at home.”

To learn more about Lakes Regional Healthcare and Avera Home Medical Equipment, please visit www.lakeshealth.org and www.averahme.org.

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