Ava’s House, Sanford Health’s newest hospice facility, is located on 17th street between Covell and Lake Avenues on the campus of Sanford USD Medical Center. Ava’s House is a 20-bed, in-patient acute-level hospice facility serving all ages with 24-hour nursing care in a home-like environment. It is one of just four in the country to include in-patient pediatric hospice services, including a specialized Children’s Play Area for patients and family members. Each patient suite includes a private patient bedroom, bathroom and an adjacent family room that allows loved ones to stay close by. The suites are designed to allow for direct patient access to shared courtyard spaces. A common gathering space with kitchen, dining, and living areas is also available for families as well as a Reflection Room for private contemplation. Sanford used the Construction Manager at Risk process for this project, which opened in 2018.