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Fredrick W. Slunecka, F.A.C.H.E.
Fredrick W. Slunecka has been CEO of Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, a 490-bed acute care facility affiliated with Avera Health System since 1989. He is responsible to a local board of trustees and the Avera Health Board of Directors for the operation of a $600 million organization with nearly 5,000 employees and a medical staff of 500 physicians. Major services offered include invasive cardiology, orthopedics, neurosciences, oncology including bone marrow transplant, nephrology including kidney and pancreas transplant, neonatology, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, behavioral health services, inpatient rehabilitation, trauma services, helicopter and fixed wing ambulance services, home health, hospice, durable medical equipment, a 90-bed skilled nursing facility, a 100 apartment unit retirement community, and a fitness center. Residency and teaching programs in family practice, internal medicine, psychiatry and adolescent psychiatry are offered with the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. Avera McKennan has been a national leader in telemedicine services and provides e-ICU services to several rural hospitals. Avera McKennan has received numerous accolades including Most Wired, Top 100 in Cardiology, Distinguished Hospital by Healthgrades, and Magnet Status for Nursing Care.
Mr. Slunecka is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is involved in many civic organizations.
He received his master's degree in hospital administration from the University of Minnesota and his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of South Dakota.