Avera Holy Family Hospital


Avera Holy Family Hospital and Avera Medical Group - Estherville are located in Estherville, IA.  We are part of the Avera Health System and located just 15 miles east of the Lake Okoboji Resort area in NW Iowa.

The diversified healthcare campus includs a modern 25-bed critical access hospital and an attached clinic with 6 family practice physicians and 1 physician assistant.  The hospital offers a full range of specialty services through an active outpatient clinic and maximizes services that can be offered through technology such as e-ICU, e-ER, e-Pharmacy and telemedicine access for specialty clinics.

Our Mission:  Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel.  Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

HR Contact

Janette Jensen, Human Resources Manager

phone: 712-362-6490


Ann Harris, Human Resources Assistant

phone:  712-362-6390



Look to Avera Holy Family Hospital for everything you need to keep your family well.  We offer a wide range of specialty services meeting your needs in the place you call home.  Avera Holy Family is also your link to regionally recognized physician specialists and advanced technology through Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center and Avera Health.


Avera Holy Family was also recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in America by the National Rural Health Association.


Estherville, with a current population of 6,500 is a progressive community with a strategic plan for growth and community enhancement through EXCEL! Estherville.  It is the home to Iowa Lakes Community College, a leader in wind energy education.  A few years ago, the Estherville Lincoln Central School system completed a major building project which included the construction of a new middle school nd the renovation of the elementary school.

There are two elementary schools, middle school and high school.  Iowa Lakes Community Cllege with its main campus in Estherville, has an enrollment of over 2,100 students.

Area Attractions

Estherville features many recreational opportunities, such as a 9-hole golf course, a regional wellness center, Fort Defiance State Park, tennis courts, ball fields and easy access to the Iowa Great Lakes.

It is an easy drive to a major city - just three hours north of Des Moines, IA, 2.5 hrs south of Minneapolis, MN and two hours east of Sioux Falls, SD.

Estherville and the surrounding areas boast live theatre, art and historical museums, the world's largest county fair, fine restaurants and night clubs, tourist theme parks and attractions.