Rich Korman
Jennifer H. Krueger

Richard G. Korman, Esq., is Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel for Avera Health, corporately located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Avera is a $2.6 billion health care system comprised of 20,000 employees, 35 hospitals, 2 health insurance companies, a third party administrator and more than 1,100 employed physicians and advanced practice providers. Avera delivers health care services through more than 330 locations in a five-state region made up of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, and North Dakota. Avera includes primary care and specialty clinics, hospitals, home care, long term care, hospice services, home medical equipment, pharmacy and the nation’s most robust telehealth service operating in all 50 states.

Rich directs all legal, compliance, internal audit operations and oversees all liability and worker’s compensation insurance products, contract and policy management, institutional review boards and risk management activities for Avera. Additionally, Rich oversees government relations strategies for the five-state region and directs Avera’s positions on all state and federal public policy initiatives.

Rich’s responsibilities include the management of all outside legal counsel activities involving medical malpractice, regulatory investigations and civil litigation matters, the overseeing of all consultants who provide internal audit and compliance services and participating on all executive management and strategic committees at Avera. Rich leads the 31 employees that comprise the Avera Office of General Counsel of which 14 attorneys and non-attorneys report directly to him.

Rich received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Minnesota and his juris doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law.

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