CEO of Avera hospitals in Aberdeen, Pierre leaving

January 5, 2022
Mike Tanner

ABERDEEN, S.D.–The President and CEO of St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen and St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre has announced he’s leaving those positions with the Avera Health System next month.

Todd Forkel (pictured) has accepted the opportunity to become the new CEO of Altru Health System based in Grand Forks. North Dakota.

After serving in the Air Force, Forkel began his career at Avera 23 years ago as a radiology technician.

Forkel will remain with Avera through February 20th.

Avera will announce an interim replacement in the coming weeks.