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Freshman Impact Program to Show Consequences of Decisions

Apr 15, 2015

Freshman Impact, an interactive program designed to help teenagers understand the consequences of their decisions and make wise choices, will take place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, at Black Hills State University's Young Center. Spearfish Regional Hospital, Spearfish Volunteer Fire Department, Spearfish Police Department, Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, and many additional local, state and federal agencies from Wyoming and South Dakota will take part in the event.

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Is Heel Pain Restricting Your Activity?

Apr 10, 2015

Much of the foot traffic in podiatrist Rylan Johnson's office are individuals seeking heel pain relief. Fortunately, he can help most people with conservative treatment. Dr. Johnson, who is board certified in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, of Regional Medical Clinic – Western Hills Professional Building, in Rapid City, S.D., says heel pain accounts for nearly one million national medical professional visits per year. If the pain is found on the weight bearing portion of the heel, a diagnosis of plantar fasciitis is most likely forthcoming.

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Volunteers Honored for Contributions to Rapid City Regional Hospital

Apr 10, 2015

As part of National Volunteer Week, many Rapid City Regional Hospital (RCRH) volunteers were recently honored during a Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Brunch. In 2014, more than 400 volunteers contributed 40,000 hours at RCRH.

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Most Regional Health Visitation Guidelines Lifted

Apr 06, 2015

In January, Regional Health implemented Visitation Guidelines at its facilities due to a sharp spike in respiratory illness throughout the area, including influenza. These guidelines were put into place to protect the most vulnerable patients. After reviewing the available information, the health system decided to lift most Visitation Guidelines, effective Monday, April 6.

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Regional Health Caregivers Wear Jeans to Support Custer Volunteer Fire Department

Apr 06, 2015

Regional Health caregivers in the Southern Hills helped earn money for the Custer Volunteer Fire Department by wearing jeans March 6. The Regional Health Community Jeans Day Program raised $133 for the volunteer fire station, which has a total response area of 400 square miles and provides primary fire services to the city of Custer, Crazy Horse Monument, Custer State Park and Jewel Cave National Monument.

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Union Center Siblings Selected South Dakota's Children's Miracle Network Hospital Champions

Apr 03, 2015

Trailin, 7, and Tayah, 4, Young, of Union Center, have been named the 2015 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Champion Ambassadors for South Dakota. In the next year, Trailin, Tayah and their parents, Robby and Lindsay, will serve as local, state and national spokespersons, advocating for charitable needs at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across North America, including Rapid City Regional Hospital.

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Regional Health Caregivers Raise Funds for WAVI

Apr 02, 2015

Regional Health caregivers in Rapid City helped earn money for Working Against Violence, Inc., (WAVI) by wearing jeans March 6. Regional Health's Community Jeans Day Program raised $1,024 for the local organization that works to create a community free of domestic abuse and sexual assault through advocacy, education and support services.

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Regional Health Northern Hills Caregivers Provide March Community Donations

Apr 01, 2015

Regional Health caregivers in the Northern Hills helped earn money for their communities by wearing jeans March 6. The Regional Health Community Jeans Day Program raised $527 to help support local programs in the Northern Hills.

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Regional Home Medical Equipment Moves to Former Two-Wheeler Dealer Location

Mar 24, 2015

Regional Home Medical Equipment is moving to 1800 N. Haines Ave., formerly Two-Wheeler Dealer, Monday, April 6. The current home medical store at 301 Fox Run Dr., will be closed Friday, April 3 for the move; however, an on-call attendant will be available by phone at (605) 755-9000.

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Thomlison Honored with Rapid City Regional Hospital's DAISY Award for Nurses

Mar 20, 2015

Stacy Thomlison, RN, received the February DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses at Rapid City Regional Hospital. She has been a registered nurse (RN) with Regional Health since 2013, working in the Regional Cancer Care Institute. Thomlison was nominated for the DAISY Award by both a patient and his wife. "Stacy has got what it takes in every area of her entire being to be a perfect nurse in her department," said the patient's wife.

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New X-ray Digitizer Enhances Buffalo Regional Medical Clinic Patient Care

Mar 20, 2015

Late in January, Regional Health equipped Buffalo Regional Medical Clinic with an X-ray digitizer. The digitizer makes it possible to take X-rays on film, download the image on a computer, and send the image directly to a radiologist for review. Angie Leonard, Buffalo Regional Medical Clinic Administrator, said the digitizer represents a commitment to the clinic but also a commitment to the community. Now, she said, an X-ray can be read on the same day it was taken which can greatly improve patient care.

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Eighteenth Annual Hospice Benefit Ball Raises $40,000

Mar 20, 2015

The numbers are in. The 18th annual Hospice Benefit Ball at the Spearfish Convention Center, March 7, raised $40,000 for Hospice of the Northern Hills (HNH) patients. This year's theme was "The Golden Age of Hollywood."

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Rapid City Regional Hospital Receives National Award for its Donate Life Efforts

Mar 13, 2015

During a special event at Rapid City Regional Hospital (RCRH) March 12, hospital representatives received a federal, gold award Susan Gunderson, LifeSource CEO and founder, of Minneapolis, Minn., made a special trip to Rapid City to present the Gold Recognition National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign Award to RCRH President Mick Gibbs and staff. The award, a component of Workplace Partnership for Life, is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA), Healthcare Systems Bureau, Division of Transplantation.

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Journey Museum & Learning Center, Dr. Keegan & Regional Health Partner in Learning Forum

Mar 04, 2015

The Journey Museum and Learning Center, in partnership with James M. Keegan, M.D., and Regional Health, is pleased to announce its next Learning Forum slated for 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, titled ‘Ebola vs Bigger Health Threats’. Dr. Keegan will lead a panel of caregivers and speak about public health threats from the 1918 Influenza to Ebola. Other presenters and subjects will include Angela Anderson, M.D., talking about the importance of childhood immunizations, and Veronica Lesselyoung, speaking about the battle against antibiotic resistant bacteria. Candice Holzer, LPN II, will lead a youth event demonstrating the importance of hand-washing with a hands-on learning activity.

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Regional Health Caregivers Raise Funds for Diabetes, Inc.

Mar 02, 2015

Regional Health caregivers in Rapid City helped earn money for Diabetes, Inc., by wearing jeans Feb. 6. Regional Health's Community Jeans Day Program raised $1,024 for the local organization whose mission is to provide and facilitate quality education and services for and on behalf of the diabetic community.

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Regional Health Caregivers Wear Jeans to Support Prairie Hills Transit

Feb 27, 2015

Regional Health caregivers in the Southern Hills helped earn money for Prairie Hills Transit by wearing jeans Feb. 6. The Regional Health Community Jeans Day Program raised $133 for the local organization which provides public transportation for persons of all ages.

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Regional Health Northern Hills Caregivers Provide February Community Donations

Feb 27, 2015

Regional Health caregivers in the Northern Hills helped earn money for their communities by wearing jeans Feb. 6. The Regional Health Community Jeans Day Program raised $527 to help support local programs in the Northern Hills.

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Recognition of Heart Attack Risk Factors & Signs Important in Saving Lives

Feb 16, 2015

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, killing more than 375,000 people a year, according to the latest American Heart Association reports. "Heart attacks occur when blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted, causing scarring and death of heart tissue. The most common cause is atherosclerosis, which is a fatty buildup of cholesterol and fibrous tissue of plaque in the arterial wall," says Drew Purdy, M.D., Fellow in the American College of Cardiology, of Regional Heart Doctors in Rapid City, South Dakota. "When the plaque tissue becomes unstable and ruptures it can lead to a blood clot, which can cause a heart attack or stroke."

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Spearfish Regional Hospital CEO Receives National Recognition

Feb 12, 2015

SPEARFISH, SD – Larry Veitz, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Spearfish Regional Hospital, was recently named in Becker's Hospital Review as one of 50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know in 2015. Veitz has served as Spearfish Regional Hospital CEO since 2002.

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Mills Honored with Rapid City Regional Hospital's DAISY Award for Nurses

Feb 12, 2015

RAPID CITY, SD – Dori Mills, RN, received the January DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses at Rapid City Regional Hospital (RCRH). She has been a registered nurse (RN) with Regional Health since 2006, and working in the Intensive Care Unit since 2011.

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Events

Children's Miracle Network Radiothon Live at Rapid City Regional Hospital May 1

Apr 16, 2015

The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothon will be broadcast live from the Rapid City Regional Hospital Lobby, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, May 1.

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Regional Health to Host Better Choices, Better Health Workshop

Apr 16, 2015

Regional Health is hosting a Better Choices, Better Health® workshop beginning May 7, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Regional Health Center, 2925 Regional Way. The class, for those with chronic conditions, will meet each Thursday for six weeks through June 11.

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Free Seminar for Chronic Sinus Sufferers Set for April 28

Apr 15, 2015

A free seminar for chronic sinus sufferers will be offered in the Crow Peak Conference Room on the lower level of Spearfish Regional Hospital, 1440 North Main St., Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. RSVP is encouraged by calling (605) 644-4430.

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Grief Support Groups in the Northern Hills to Meet

Mar 23, 2015

Hospice of the Northern Hills sponsors several free, ongoing grief support groups for those who are coping with the death of a loved one. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend one of the groups that meet in Belle Fourche, Spearfish or Sturgis.

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Three Regional Health Hospitals Hosting Blood Drives

Mar 19, 2015

Regional Health hospitals in Rapid City, Spearfish and Sturgis are hosting blood drives this month.

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Ostomy Support Group to Meet March 31

Mar 17, 2015

Rapid City Regional Hospital ostomy nurses will host an Ostomy Support Group at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, in the Rehab 1 Conference Room at the hospital. The group is for anyone who has had a colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy or continent diversion.

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Free Hernia Screenings Offered at Spearfish Regional Medical Clinic

Mar 12, 2015

Free hernia screenings will be offered at Spearfish Regional Medical Clinic March 30 through April 3. To schedule a personal screening with the general surgery team, call (605) 644-4170.

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Book Sale to Benefit Local Children's Miracle Network Hospital

Mar 05, 2015

A Books Are Fun Spring Book Sale will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., in Rapid City Regional Hospital's East Auditorium, March 18-19. The sale, with many new books and gift items offered at a discount, will benefit the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital at Rapid City Regional Hospital (RCRH).

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Fairmont Grand Regional Senior Care Support Group to Meet March 10

Feb 24, 2015

Fairmont Grand Regional Senior Care (FGRSC) is hosting a dementia care support group for families and friends in the Rapid City area whose lives are affected by dementia. The next meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, at 409 E. Fairlane Dr., Bldg. 405.

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Rapid City Regional Hospital Cardiac Services Wellness Screening Set for March 5

Feb 20, 2015

Rapid City Regional Hospital's (RCRH) Cardiac Services will host a wellness screening from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Thursday, March 5, in the RCRH West Auditorium.

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Grief Support Groups in the Northern Hills to Meet

Feb 18, 2015

Hospice of the Northern Hills sponsors several free, ongoing grief support groups for those who are coping with the death of a loved one. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend one of the groups in Belle Fourche, Spearfish or Sturgis.

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Rapid City Regional Hospital to Host Free Surgical Weight Loss Seminars March 2 and 16

Feb 18, 2015

Rapid City Regional Hospital is hosting two free Surgical Weight Loss Seminars. Both will take place on Mondays, March 2 and again March 16, in the Hospital's Rushmore Room at 5:30 p.m.

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IHOP Pancake Day to Benefit Local Children's Miracle Network Hospital

Feb 17, 2015

The IHOP restaurant in Rapid City will celebrate National Pancake Day by raising money for the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. As part of the celebration Tuesday, March 3, IHOP will invite guests to enjoy a free short stack of IHOP buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. I

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Ostomy Support Group to Meet Feb. 24

Feb 11, 2015

Rapid City Regional Hospital ostomy nurses will host an Ostomy Support Group at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Rehab 1 Conference Room at the hospital. The group is for anyone who has had a colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy or continent diversion.

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Rapid City Regional Hospital Cardiac Services Wellness Screening Set for Feb. 12

Jan 29, 2015

Rapid City Regional Hospital's Cardiac Services will host a wellness screening from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, in the RCRH West Auditorium.

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Regional Health Offering Free Screenings at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo

Jan 29, 2015

Regional Health is providing free medical screenings at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center during the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo. The screenings will take place at the Regional Health booth, in Room F (upstairs), Friday, Jan. 30, through Saturday, Feb. 7.

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Fairmont Grand Regional Senior Care Support Group to Meet Feb. 10

Jan 27, 2015

Fairmont Grand Regional Senior Care is hosting a dementia care support group for families and friends in the Rapid City area whose lives are affected by dementia at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10.

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Rapid City Regional Hospital to Host Free Surgical Weight Loss Seminar Feb. 16

Jan 20, 2015

Rapid City Regional Hospital is hosting a free Surgical Weight Loss Seminar, in the hospital’s Rushmore Room at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 16.

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Grief Support Groups in the Northern Hills to Meet

Jan 20, 2015

Hospice of the Northern Hills sponsors several free, ongoing grief support groups for those who are coping with the death of a loved one. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend one of the groups in Belle Fourche, Spearfish or Sturgis.

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Hospital Foundation & Rapid City Rush Teaming up for Pink at the Rink

Jan 16, 2015

Area hockey fans who want to make a difference in the fight against cancer are encouraged to attend Pink at the Rink night at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Saturday, Jan. 24. Rush players will wear pink jerseys and auction them after the Friday night game with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Regional Cancer Care Institute.

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