The Board of Trustees of Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville has named Dale Hustedt as the new hospital administrator. Hustedt will begin his new role March 17.
For the past 18 years, Hustedt has served as Chief Administrative Officer of Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, Minn., a 100-bed, city-owned hospital in southwestern Minnesota. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Points and a master's degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Hustedt is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
"We are thrilled to welcome a person of Dale's expertise and experience to this position," said Kathy Preston, Chair of the Avera Holy Family Board of Trustees. "We are confident that Dale will provide tremendous leadership as we continue to offer quality health care nearby home for residents of the Estherville area."
Hustedt, his wife, Maria, and two children look forward to joining the community of Estherville. "Estherville is home to a thriving hospital and medical practice, and there are many opportunities to enhance the outstanding local health care services that already exist. I resonate with the mission and values of Avera, and look forward to getting to know the hospital staff as well as the residents of Estherville."
Avera Holy Family Hospital, a licensed 25-bed critical access hospital, is one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in America as named by the National Rural Health Association. Services include acute inpatient care; 24-hour emergency care; diagnostic imaging; general and outpatient surgery; cardiac rehab; home care and hospice; obstetrical care; physical, occupational and speech therapy; wellness services and more. Avera Holy Family excels in patient satisfaction, and was the first hospital in Iowa to offer Avera eICU, state-of-the-art interactive video technology that extends specialty critical care to rural locations.