Location Profile

Irene, South Dakota

Facility Type
Skilled Nursing Facility
Facility Location
Irene, South Dakota
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Irene, South Dakota. Part of a large healthcare system, the facility offers a range of care options for individuals in the area. More than 30 beds are at the premier provider and it's a crucial source of care including skilled nursing and rehabilitative services.

The South Dakota Nurses Association is the state's professional organization for registered nurses. Founded in 1916, the association has been a tireless advocate for the healthy, safety, and welfare of the state's nurses. They are a voice for nurses and fight for them in government at the state and national level.

Community Overview

Irene is a quaint small town a short distance from some of the most exciting things South Dakota has to offer. It has an excellent school system and the area offers engaging cultural opportunities for all.

Irene is part of Clay, Turner, and Yankton counties in South Dakota. Each portion of the town belongs to a different county. The town is within a short drive to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Yankton, South Dakota. Irene is known for its annual rodeo held each summer and the event has been going strong for nearly 30 years.

To learn more about Irene, visit the official town website and explore the area at the county websites: Clay, Turner, and Yankton.

Cost of Living


Irene is served by the Irene-Wakonda School District. There are 3 schools in the district: 1 elementary, 1 junior high/middle school, and 1 high school. Despite its small size, the district is rated above-average and has high-performing students. Over 60% of the district's students are proficient in reading and 57% are proficient in math according to state test scores. Irene- Wakonda High School, the district's only high school, is ranked 23rd in the state and 7,282nd in the country by U.S. News and World Report's Best U.S. High Schools. There are no private schools in Irene.

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Nearby Cities

Local and Nearby Attractions

Irene may be small but it's located in the area of a few larger cities so shopping and entertainment aren't hard to find. Yankton, South Dakota, just 23 minutes away, is home to Walmart and has a charming shopping district called The Meridian District. At the Meridian, you'll find antique shops, gift shops, galleries, and clothing shops, just to name a few. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, also a short drive, is a great shopping destination with the 110-store Empire Mall, a waterfront shopping center, and big-box chains like Target.

A wonderful blend of performing arts, cultural opportunities, and museums are in the area. Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (1 hour away) is made for inspiration, education, and entertainment. Live performances are held at the Pavilion, but it's also the home of 8 art galleries and a 100-exhibit hands-on science center. Visitors of all ages won't fail to be impressed with all of the Pavilion offers, be it a storybook-themed exhibit or a movie on the facility's 60-foot cinema dome. For more entertainment, visit Yankton, South Dakota, less than an hour away. There you'll find the Lewis & Clark Theatre and be able to watch one of their exciting stage productions. The Lund Theatre in nearby Viborg, South Dakota, is also close, just 11 minutes away from Irene. At the Lund, you can see the latest Hollywood releases in a historic theatre.

History comes alive in all of the engaging area museums. Sioux Falls' Sergeant Floyd River Museum & Welcome Center invites you to come to explore a historic docked boat. Once aboard, you can tour the Sergeant Floyd and learn how it operates, discover the voyage of famous explorers Lewis and Clark, and learn about Native American heritage. The city is also home to the state-of-the-art Sioux City Public Museum, an award-winning museum that features local and regional history through interactive displays and exhibits. The Mead Cultural Education Center, located in Yankton, South Dakota, is housed in a historic hospital that's now a museum. Inside the Mead are exhibits on transportation for children, the hospital history, and local culture. The Mead also hosts several traveling and summer exhibits each year.

There are so many options for fun in the area. Just 32 miles away in Sioux Falls, South Dakota is the Wild Water West waterpark. Wild Water West features water attractions such as a lazy river, a 500,000-gallon wave pool, a 55-foot tube slide, and a 65-foot tower with 4 slides.  When you're not in the water, you can enjoy the park's bumper boats, go-karts, batting cages, and mini-golf. Thunder Road, a family fun center, is not far either. Indoor activities at Thunder Road include an interactive 3D movie, mini bowling, laser tag, and an arcade. Step outside and you can play a round of mini-golf, ride a go-kart, and tag a laser maze. Another great destination for hot days is the Lewis & Clark Recreation Area, a state recreation area on Lewis & Clark Lake, just 30 minutes away. The park is a popular resort with activities including a swimming area, archery range, horseback riding trail, sports fields, and golf.

South Dakota has grown steadily in diversity, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, only an hour away, has an Asian grocery store called Philippine Oriental Food that sells many Filipino goods.

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Crime Rate

Irene is safer than nearly 20% of the rest of the United States. The city has a dedicated police department that patrols the area.

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