Legacy Healthcare to Invest in Quality Care, Specialized Services and Amenities in Three South Dakota Regions

SKOKIE, Ill.--()--On July 1, Legacy Healthcare officially begins operating a portfolio of 16 skilled nursing facilities in South Dakota. Stretching from Rapid City to Sioux Falls, this transaction enables Legacy to create a second regional hub, in addition to its existing hub in the Chicago market. Over the last 10 years Legacy has had the opportunity to revitalize many facilities through implementing clinical best practices, advanced medical technology, and robust customer service.

Legacy’s mission statement speaks of investing in people – employees and residents first – which will be our primary focus during this transition. “It is an honor to be a part of the South Dakota community,” said Connie Ortega, VP of Operations for Legacy Healthcare. “Our Legacy team is excited to partner with the current facility staff who have already demonstrated a strong passion of providing high quality of care.”

Legacy Healthcare will continue to be in constant contact with the state of South Dakota, regional hospitals, and local healthcare providers which will help facilitate new, advanced and needed specialty programs to enable residents to remain closer to their homes and families.

Ortega continues, “This kind of regional presence will allow us to dedicate significant resources in clinical best practices, staffing, and community initiatives. Plans are already underway to invest substantial capital into the facilities through cosmetic and structural improvements and innovative programming. This has been our approach in our existing portfolios and is why we are confident we can make a positive impact in these communities.”

Avantara Arlington

Arlington, SD


Avantara Ipswich

Ipswich, SD

Avantara Pierre

Pierre, SD


Avantara Armour

Armour, SD


Avantara Lake Norden

Lake Norden, SD


Avantara Salem

Salem, SD


Avantara Arrowhead

Rapid City, SD


Avantara Milbank

Milbank, SD


Avantara St. Cloud

Rapid City, SD


Avantara Clark

Clark, SD 

Avantara Mountain View

Rapid City, SD

Avantara Redfield

Redfield, SD 


Avantara Groton

Groton, SD


Avantara North

Rapid City, SD


Avantara Watertown

Watertown, SD




Connie Ortega
cortega@legacyhc.com | 312.771.5468


Connie Ortega
cortega@legacyhc.com | 312.771.5468