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Investor Profile: Avera

Blog, News & Events on January 18th. Comments Off on Investor Profile: Avera

Avera has been an Investment Partner Since 2007 with total investments to-date:  

$300,000 in grants  
$80,000 in loans  
$54,000 in sponsorships 

Drive across our rural landscape in any direction and chances are you’ll find an Avera facility. Whether it’s a hospital, clinic or other health care service, Avera has a presence in 86 counties across the region. This rural commitment is part of the health care system’s longstanding mission of “providing access to health care and specialists in rural and underserved communities.” 

“Dakota Resources and Avera have very similar values,” says Rachael Sherard, Senior Vice President of Avera Rural Health Services. “We invest in Dakota Resources because they invest in rural. Helping sustain and build strong rural communities is vital to a good health care system and a good health system is vital to a strong rural community. All boats rise if we work together.”  

Recent Capital Investment Fund investments in rural communities like … Read More »


Dakotas America Invests In The Health of Rural Communities

Blog, News & Events on December 8th. Comments Off on Dakotas America Invests In The Health of Rural Communities

The need to recruit and retain rural practitioners is a huge part of solving our rural healthcare provider shortage.

Dakotas America is working to be a part of that solution.

Thanks in part to the help of Dakotas America, pre-medical students from rural North and South Dakota have another avenue for a high-quality education. The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), with its three campuses, is one of the most innovative medical colleges in the country, with cutting-edge technology, facilities, and experienced faculty.

Dakotas America attracted private investment through the federal New Markets Tax Credit program to help fund the construction of the newest 16 acre VCOM branch campus located in Auburn, Alabama, which opened for its inaugural class in July 2015. Students accepted into the program are asked to maintain VCOM’s mission of becoming community focused, globally minded osteopathic physicians … Read More »


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