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KOTA-TV Noon Show -
Free Regional Health Research & Compliance
Conference Set for April 29

During a KOTA-TV interview on April 8, Carman Timmerman, Regional Health Institutional Review Board Member and Vice Chair, talks about third Regional Health Research and Compliance Conference. The event which is open to the public, free of charge, will take place at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn on Tuesday, April 29. The guest speaker at the event will be Dennis Slamon, M.D., who is internationally known for his work in breast cancer research. For more information about the conference, log on to www.regionalhealth.com/HER2 or call Deb Ross, of Regional Health Corporate Responsibility, at (605) 755-9020.
Used with permission. Copyright DBE (2014) All Rights reserved.

News

Kelly Airey, M.D., Cardiologist, Joins Regional Heart Doctors

Apr 16, 2014
Regional Heart Doctors is pleased to announce the addition of Kelly Airey, M.D., F.A.C.C, F.H.R.S, cardiologist, to the clinic staff. Regional Heart Doctors is located at 4150 Fifth St. Dr. Airey completed her medical degree at the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. She finished her fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at University of Nebraska Medical Center and her fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Basanta Pathak, M.D., Awarded Physician of the Quarter for Customer Service Excellence

Apr 15, 2014
Basanta Pathak, M.D., has been named the Physician of the Quarter for Customer Service Excellenceat Rapid City Regional Hospital (RCRH). Dr. Pathak is a board-certified internal medicine physician and has been a member of the RCRH Medical Staff for three years. RCRH recognizes Dr. Pathak for continually providing his patients with compassionate, comprehensive and caring medicine.
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Henson Selected Regional Health Vice President of Human Resources

Apr 11, 2014
Maureen Henson is the new Regional Health Vice President of Human Resources. She has previously worked as Vice President of Human Resources at Mercy Memorial Hospital System in Monroe, Mich., and Vice President of Human Resources at the Henry Ford Health System in Warren, Mich.
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Seger Honored with Rapid City Regional Hospital's DAISY Award for Nurses

Apr 07, 2014
Pam Seger received the February DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Rapid City Regional Hospital (RCRH). She is a Registered Nurse (RN) in the Emergency Services Department and has been with the facility for almost one year. Seger was nominated for the award by a patient she attended to while working in the Progressive Care Unit. The patient had been in a lot of pain but Seger was very attentive. She gave the patient words of encouragement, held the patient's hand, and assured the pain would pass.
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Schulte Named New Sturgis Regional Hospital CEO

Apr 04, 2014
Mark Schulte, FACHE, is the new Chief Executive Officer of Sturgis Regional Hospital where he oversees the hospital and Sturgis Regional Senior Care. Schulte comes to Regional Health from Avera Creighton Hospital in Creighton, Neb., where he was CEO. In his role there, he managed the hospital, a 47-bed skilled nursing facility, and two clinics.
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Volunteers Honored for Contributions to Rapid City Regional Hospital

Apr 04, 2014
As part of National Volunteer Week, many Rapid City Regional Hospital (RCRH) volunteers were honored during a Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Brunch April 4.
"Each and every volunteer plays a critical role as part of our care team," said Tim Sughrue, RCRH CEO. "We thank the volunteers for their continuous dedication and contributions to Rapid City Regional Hospital." Joyce Bjork, center, was honored for the most volunteer hours, 18,000, dedicated to the hospital.

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Regional Health President & CEO Charles Hart Announces Retirement

Apr 03, 2014
With a long and distinguished career as a physician and health care executive, Charles Hart, M.D., M.S., Regional Health President and CEO, has announced his retirement. He will continue to lead Regional Health until his successor is in place, with the organizational goal of filling the position by January 2015.
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Regional Health Employees Wear Jeans to Support Custer Volunteer Fire Department

Apr 01, 2014
Regional Health employees in the Southern Hills helped earn money for the Custer Volunteer Fire Department by wearing jeans March 7. The Regional Health Community Jeans Day Program raised $146.08 for the local organization whose mission is to provide positive and progressive leadership that promotes smart growth, economic prosperity and cultural diversity while preserving core and family values and a high quality of life that preserves the small town atmosphere.
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South Dakota Hospitals and LifeSource Encourage Citizens to Make Life-Saving Decision

Apr 01, 2014

April is National Donate Life Month and the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) along with South Dakota’s three health systems – Avera, Regional and Sanford are partnering with LifeSource to participate in a campaign called “Let Life Bloom” focused on registering individuals to be donors. Donation saves lives and the need is great. Currently, there are more than 300 South Dakotans waiting for a kidney and many more on dialysis. Donation also saves costs, as it’s estimated that a kidney transplant pays for itself in a little over three years. Increasing donor designation will increase donation and help all who are waiting for organs, eyes and tissues.


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Regional Health Weather Closure Updates

Mar 31, 2014
For the latest information regarding Regional Health weather closures, please call ahead or log on to www.regionalhealth.com/closures.
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Regional Health Employees Raise Funds for WAVI

Mar 31, 2014
Regional Health employees in Rapid City helped earn money for Working Against Violence,
Inc. (WAVI) by wearing jeans March 7. Regional Health’s Community Jeans Day Program
raised $949.25 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 Employees Provide March Community Donations

Mar 31, 2014
Regional Health employees in Sturgis, Lead, Deadwood and Spearfish helped earn
money for their communities by wearing jeans March 7. The Regional Health
Community Jeans Day Program raised $567.08 to help support local programs in the
Northern Hills.

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Proper Vaccination Protects Children's Lives

Mar 14, 2014
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), before 1985 the recommended vaccination schedule for a child included only seven vaccines. Today, the vaccination schedule for children under the age of two includes vaccination against 14 potentially serious diseases.
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Spearfish Regional Hospital Names 2013 Employee of the Year

Mar 14, 2014
Spearfish Regional Hospital (SPRH) recently announced Jamie Curran, SPRH Laboratory Assistant, as its 2013 Employee of the Year. Curran was nominated along with nine other SPRH employees and was chosen by employee ballot. Curran has worked at SPRH for almost three years and was praised for her hard work, team spirit and high level of dedication to quality within SPRH and Regional Health. Those who nominated her spoke of her willingness to go out of her way to help patients, family members and coworkers.
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Tips to Choose the Right Health Care Provider

Mar 11, 2014
Choosing the right health care provider for your needs is an important and personal choice. People of every age should have a primary health care provider. "How you choose your primary health care provider is dependent on what your needs are," says Dawn Utzman, Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP), with Regional Medical Clinic-Aspen Centre in Rapid City, S.D. "They can help determine your need for more specialized providers such as surgeons or cardiologists throughout life."
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17th Annual Hospice Benefit Ball Raises More Than $41,000

Mar 07, 2014
With a theme of "The Roaring 20s", the 17th annual Hospice Benefit Ball at the Spearfish Convention Center March 1 raised more than $41,000 for Hospice of the Northern Hills patients.
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The Alphabet Soup of Health Care Providers Decoded

Mar 04, 2014
D.O., M.D., CNP, PA-C-have you ever wondered what the letters behind your health care provider's name stand for? All health care providers complete training through accredited programs, but there are distinct differences in the focus of the training and the licensing requirements. To help make sense of the alphabet soup, this article contains some some short explanations of the most common health care licensures or certifications for providers.
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Wall Clinic Joins Regional Health

Mar 03, 2014
Effective Monday, March 3, Wall Clinic joined the Regional Health family of health care providers. "The decision made by our Board, Mayor and City Council was that the best fit for us was to further integrate Regional Health into our community. They feel like one of us. We are happy - thrilled they are interested in operating our clinic," said Brett Blasius, President of Wall Health Services, Inc., during the recent Wall Health Services, Inc., annual meeting.
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Regional Health Employees Wear Jeans to Support Prairie Hills Transit

Feb 28, 2014
Regional Health employees in the Southern Hills helped earn money for Prairie Hills Transit by wearing jeans Jan. 31. The Regional Health Community Jeans Day Program raised $146.08 for the local organization which provides public transportation for persons of all ages.
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Regional Health Employees Raise Funds for Diabetes, Inc.

Feb 27, 2014
Regional Health employees in Rapid City helped earn money for Diabetes, Inc., by wearing jeans Jan. 31. Regional Health's Community Jeans Day Program raised $949.25 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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Events

Children's Miracle Network Radiothon Scheduled for May 2

Apr 16, 2014
The Children's Miracle Network One Call One Miracle Radiothon will be broadcast from the Rapid City Regional Hospital Lobby, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, May 2.

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Ostomy Support Group to Meet April 29

Apr 15, 2014
Rapid City Regional Hospital ostomy nurses will host an Ostomy Support Group at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, in the Rushmore Room. The group is for anyone who has had a colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy or continent diversion.
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Regional Health Conference to Spotlight Breast Cancer Research & Renowned Physician

Apr 08, 2014
The public and health care professionals are invited to attend Regional Health's third Research and Compliance Conference, Tuesday, April 29, with special guest speaker Dennis J. Slamon, M.D., Ph.D. The free conference will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn's Dakota Ballroom.
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Regional Weight Management to Host 5K Fun Run/Walk April 26

Apr 03, 2014
Rapid City Regional Hospital's Regional Weight Management will host its annual "Spring into Fitness" 5K Fun Run/Walk Saturday, April 26, to increase obesity awareness and offer opportunities to learn more about healthy weight loss.
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Rapid City Regional Hospital to Host Free Surgical Weight Loss Seminars April 7 and 21

Mar 19, 2014
Rapid City Regional Hospital is hosting two free Surgical Weight Loss Seminars Monday, April 7, in the hospital's West Auditorium and Monday, April 21, at 5:30 p.m. in the hospital's Rushmore Room.
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Grief Support Groups in the Northern Hills to Meet

Mar 17, 2014
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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Hospice of the Hills Offering April Hospice Volunteer Training Classes

Mar 12, 2014
Rapid City Regional Hospital's Hospice of the Hills department will offer Hospice volunteer training classes on Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 3-24. 
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