Pioneer Memorial

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Founded in 1959 as a private, not-for-profit organization, Pioneer Memorial Hospital & Health Services is committed to health, healing and community. It is independently governed by a local nine-member Board of Directors.

In 1991, Pioneer Memorial aligned itself with Sanford Health (formerly Sioux Valley Hospitals & Health System) under a management agreement. This integration with a larger health system benefits our patients by providing access to hundreds of specialty physicians and additional expertise needed to expand and develop our services.



Board of Directors

Melanie Parsons, President  •  Paul Christensen, Vice President  •  Arlen Jensen  •  Dr. George Jenter  •  Charles Larsen  •   Kelly Oberbroekling  •  Eldon Nygaard•  Blanche Vannorsdel


Committed to health, healing, and community.


Pioneer Memorial Hospital & Health Services is a progressive leader dedicated to the delivery of the highest quality of medical, health, and senior living services.


Pioneer Memorial Hospital & Health Services guiding principles are:

  • Caring and compassion
  • Respect, dignity and honesty
  • Safety and quality
  • Proactive response to changing needs
  • Cooperation and collaboration
  • Financial and fiscal responsibility