Avera Sacred Heart Northern Lights

This project is a 45,000 square foot addition as well as extensive multi-phased remodel of existing hospital space.  The expansion includes partial demolition of existing hospital building and construction of a three story addition at the front entrance of the hospital.  The expansion houses the hospital’s new main entrance and lobby, admissions, laboratory, office and meeting rooms, campus kitchen and dining room, pharmacy, mechanical and electrical rooms, and open shell space.  The addition also included a 4th and 5th floor connecting link to the existing hospital.  Remodel work consisted of the entrance and lobby area, gift shop, imaging, therapy suite, offices, and bio-med.  In addition to the building expansion, the Northern Lights project included an addition to the generator building and installation of a new backup generator for the hospital.  Reconstruction of the physicians’ parking lot and site work were also included in the project scope.



  • Avera Sacred Heart


  • Yankton, SD


  • 18 months


  • Healthcare


  • Journey Construction


  • Hard Bid General Contractor