Molseed named interim President and CEO of Avera hospitals in Aberdeen, Pierre

January 11, 2022

ABERDEEN, S.D.–Dick Molseed has been appointed Interim Regional President and CEO of Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen and CEO of Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre. He’ll begin his interim duties on Feb. 21.

Todd Forkel recently announced plans to leave Avera to become the new CEO of Altru Health System based in Grand Forks, N.D. Forkel will be with Avera until Feb. 20.

Avera President and CEO Bob Sutton said, “Dick brings a wealth of experience to this interim leadership role for Avera St. Luke’s and Avera St. Mary’s hospitals and the communities they serve. Having spent over 28 years with Avera, he is well suited to lead these Avera facilities through this leadership transition.”

Molseed retired from Avera after 28 years in June of 2020. Following his retirement, he returned to serve as Avera’s Interim Chief Information Officer.