Avera’s Todd Forkel sees Meyer Middle of Excellence as his legacy


When Todd Forkel thinks about his legacy at Avera St. Luke’s, the very first thing that involves thoughts is the Don and Carmen Meyer Middle of Excellence at the Avera Most cancers Middle.

“That’s one thing I’ll at all times have a look at fondly,” he mentioned throughout an interview this week.

Not solely does the most cancers heart present badly wanted further house, it has up to date expertise for most cancers remedies, extra mild and a therapeutic ambiance, he mentioned.

“Avera’s philosophy has at all times been care is finest delivered regionally,” Forkel mentioned. “We are able to’t try this for everybody, however the Meyer heart helped present that objective.”

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He recalled asking Don Meyer, who obtained most cancers remedy at Avera, why he selected to obtain care in Aberdeen versus Nashville, Tenn., which has a world-class most cancers heart. Meyer coached at Lipscomb College in Nashville previous to taking on the lads’s basketball program at Northern State College. 

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