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RCRH attains Magnet Recognition®

The phone call came Tuesday morning (August 18, 2015) and Rapid City Regional Hospital has attained Magnet Recognition® as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing and is the highest honor a health care organization can receive for professional nursing practice.

To achieve Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that requires widespread participation from leadership and caregivers. The work began three years ago with the first step of submitting an electronic application, followed by written documentation that provided examples of excellent patient care and outcomes. The next step took place June 22-24, 2015 with an on-site review process with appraisers from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Finally, the Commission on Magnet reviewed the completed appraisal report and determined whether to grant Magnet recognition. On Tuesday, Aug. 18, RCRH is officially a Magnet Hospital.

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New Physicians & Caregivers Join Regional Health

Aug 26, 2015

Regional Health is pleased to announce the addition of four physicians and two caregivers.

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Hitting for Hospice Golf Tournament Raises More Than $16,000

Aug 26, 2015

The 19th Annual "Hitting for Hospice" benefit golf tournament took place at the Spearfish Canyon Country Club on Aug. 15, and raised more than $16,000. The 18-hole, four-person scramble was sponsored by Hospice of the Northern Hills and Spearfish Walmart.

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

Aug 20, 2015

Katy Jones, Registered Nurse (RN), recently received the July DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses at Rapid City Regional Hospital (RCRH). She provides care to patients in the Intensive Care Unit and has worked at RCRH for more than two years. Jones was nominated for the DAISY Award by a patient who said she was one of the reasons he was recovering so well. "My wife told me she never left my side. She stayed right there and made sure everything that was hooked up to me was running the way it should. She didn't take any breaks. You can't teach that." The patient also said he was lucky to have Jones as his nurse and the hospital is lucky to have her as an employee.

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Rapid City Regional Hospital Achieves Highest Nursing Credential with Magnet Recognition®

Aug 18, 2015

Rapid City Regional Hospital has attained Magnet Recognition® as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing and is the highest honor a health care organization can receive for professional nursing practice. To achieve Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that requires widespread participation from leadership and caregivers. The work began three years ago with the first step of submitting an electronic application, followed by written documentation that provided examples of excellent patient care and outcomes. The next step took place June 22-24, 2015 with an on-site review process with appraisers from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Finally, the Commission on Magnet reviewed the completed appraisal report and determined whether to grant Magnet recognition.

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Quilt Show to Feature 12 New Quilts for Hospice House

Aug 05, 2015

RAPID CITY, SD - There will be two chances to attend a mini quilt show featuring 12 new quilts made specifically for the Rapid City Regional Hospital Hospice House. The first showing will be from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20, in the lobby of Rapid City Regional Hospital. A second showing will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, August 21, at the Hospice House located at 224 Elk Street.

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Regional Health Announces August 'I Am Regional Health' Honorees

Jul 31, 2015

RAPID CITY, SD – Regional Health has announced its three caregivers who will be recognized during the month of August for the "I Am Regional Health" campaign. The individuals are H. Thomas Hermann, M.D., a Family Medicine physician in Sturgis; Annalisa Anderson, an inventory coordinator in Lead-Deadwood; and Susan Weber, Director of Physician Recruitment in Rapid City.

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Newcastle Regional Medical Clinic Introduces State-of-the-Art Digital X-Ray Equipment

Jul 31, 2015

NEWCASTLE, Wyo.Newcastle Regional Medical Clinic recently added state-of-the-art digital X-ray technology to its health care services. The new equipment provides health benefits and convenience for patients, and easier access to X-rays for physicians.

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Student Athletes to Receive Free Sports Physicals at Buffalo Regional Medical Clinic

Jul 31, 2015

BUFFALO, SDBuffalo Regional Medical Clinic is offering free sports physicals with advanced practice providers, Crystal Page, PA-C and Jim Bohl, PA-C, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 10. The physicals are for student athletes, grades 7-12. Walk-ins are welcome. Physicals are also available by appointment through the month of August.

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Regional Health Rally Tally Report Available on Website

Jul 30, 2015

The Regional Health Daily Rally Tally Report will be featured in the Regional Health website Newsroom July 31-Aug. 10 at: www.regionalhealth.com/newsroom.

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New Physicians & Caregiver Join Regional Health

Jul 29, 2015

RAPID CITY, SD - Regional Health is pleased to announce the addition of Mohammad Alsumrain, M.D., a board certified physician in pulmonology and critical care; Troy Howard, M.D., a board certified physician in otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat); Kari Lund, M.D., a board certified physician in family medicine; Rodney Samuelson, M.D., a board certified physician in neurosurgery; and Joni Hensley, PA-C, an advanced practice provider in dermatology.

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First Hardrocker Strength and Conditioning Coach Hired

Jul 28, 2015

Bret Miguez has been hired as the first ever strength and conditioning coach for Hardrocker Athletics, part of the partnership between the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and Regional Health announced earlier this month.

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Locals Encouraged to Consider Regional Urgent Care during Rally for Non-Emergencies

Jul 28, 2015

During the upcoming Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, local residents are encouraged to visit their primary care provider or consider Regional Urgent Care for their non-emergency health care needs. The Rapid City Regional Hospital Emergency Department is extremely busy during a typical Rally, but with predictions of larger than normal attendance, it could see an even higher volume of patients this year. For this reason, Regional Health is proactively reaching out to the local community to consider reserving Emergency Department visits for emergencies.

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26th Annual Great Black Hills Duck Race Winners Announced

Jul 26, 2015

The Black Hills community has once again shown great support for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, with 17,000 ducks sponsored in the 26th annual Great Black Hills Duck Race Sunday, July 26. More than $75,000 was raised. One hundred percent of the funds raised will be used to provide services and equipment for ill and injured children in the Black Hills area served by Regional Health.

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Rapid City Regional Hospital's Family Medicine Residency Program Announces New Residents

Jul 23, 2015

Six physicians recently entered Rapid City Regional Hospital's three-year Family Medicine Residency Program.

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Lansdowne Honored with Rapid City Regional Hospital’s DAISY Award for Nurses

Jul 23, 2015

Patty Lansdowne, Registered Nurse (RN), received the June DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses at Rapid City Regional Hospital (RCRH). She provides hospice care to patients in their homes and has worked at RCRH for more than three years.

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Paxton Named Regional Health Vice President of System Facilities Management & Construction

Jul 21, 2015

Westley Paxton, MBA, Certified Facility Manager, has been selected Regional Health’s Vice President of System Facilities Management and Construction. In this new position, Paxton will be responsible for the master facilities plan, construction, space planning, security, maintenance, environmental services, plant operations, utility management, lease management, fleet management and grounds for all Regional Health facilities.

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New Speech Therapist at Sturgis Regional Hospital

Jul 17, 2015

Sturgis Regional Hospital (STRH) Rehabilitation Services is pleased to announce the addition of Speech Therapist John Burke, MA, CCC-SLP.

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Buy a Blizzard on Miracle Treat Day July 30

Jul 17, 2015

Black Hills area Dairy Queen restaurants will participate in Miracle Treat Day Thursday, July 30. On that day, proceeds from the sale of Blizzards will go to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Regional Health.

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Regional Health Pulmonology Moving to Flormann Street

Jul 15, 2015

Effective Wednesday, July 22, Regional Medical Clinic - Western Hills Professional Building pulmonologists Mohammad Alsumrain, M.D.; Masaru Chiba, M.D.; James McCafferty, M.D.; and Daniel Rawson, M.D., will relocate to Regional Medical Clinic - Aspen Centre, 640 Flormann St. The new location, just behind the Mount Rushmore Road Safeway, offers more space and resources for patients.

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Regional Urgent Care Opens New Lacrosse Street Location

Jul 13, 2015

Regional Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine is pleased to announce the opening of its new clinic on July 15 at 1303 N. Lacrosse St., across from Walmart. This 5,000 square foot space replaces the previous location at 408 Knollwood Dr., and includes six exam rooms, on-site lab and X-ray, ample parking and an open, modern design. The Knollwood clinic will be closed effective Tuesday, July 14, for moving.

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Events

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Golf Tournament Set for Sept. 11

Aug 24, 2015

The annual Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' Golf Tournament will take place Friday, Sept. 11, at the Hart Ranch Golf Course. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at Regional Health.

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Grief Support Groups in the Northern Hills to Meet

Aug 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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Nurses Sought, On-the-Spot Interviews Available During Regional Health Career Fair July 28

Jul 22, 2015

Regional Health is hosting a career fair Tuesday, July 28, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., in Rapid City Regional Hospital's Rushmore Room. Explore nursing career opportunities, tour the hospital, network with current nurses and leadership and take an on-the-spot interview.

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Grief Support Groups in the Northern Hills to Meet

Jul 21, 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 and Sturgis.

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Public Encouraged to Participate in Golf Tournament to Benefit Hospice

Jul 15, 2015

The 19th Annual "Hitting for Hospice" Benefit Golf Tournament will take place at the Spearfish Canyon Country Club Saturday, Aug. 15. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the four-person scramble tournament will benefit Hospice of the Northern Hills.

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Regional Health to Host Better Choices, Better Health Workshop

Jul 07, 2015

Regional Health is hosting a Better Choices, Better Health® workshop beginning July 14, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Regional Health Center, 2925 Regional Way. The class, for those with chronic conditions, will meet each Tuesday for six weeks through Aug. 18.

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Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Video Conference Offered Twice in July for Public, Professionals

Jun 25, 2015

Regional Health is offering a video conference, on July 7 and again on July 8, for health care workers and the public focusing on the best ways to improve care for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia patients, families and health providers while coping with loss and grief. Local discussion will follow the video presentations.

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Student Athletes to Receive Free Sports Physicals at Lead-Deadwood Regional Medical Clinic

Jun 22, 2015

Lead-Deadwood Regional Medical Clinic is offering free sports physicals with an advanced practice clinician, by appointment, July 13-16. The physicals are for student athletes, grades 7-12.

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Grief Support Groups in the Northern Hills to Meet

Jun 22, 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 upcoming groups in Belle Fourche, Spearfish or Sturgis.

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Wine Tasting Gala to Benefit Regional Health Sepsis Outreach & Education

May 27, 2015

The Regional Health Foundation is pleased to present its 11th premier wine tasting event, Grape Time, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday, June 12, at the Golf Club at Red Rock in Rapid City. This event will benefit Sepsis Outreach and Education at Regional Health.

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Grief Support Groups in the Northern Hills to Meet

May 22, 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.

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Regional Weight Management to Host 5K Fun Run/Walk May 30

May 19, 2015

Rapid City Regional Hospital's Regional Weight Management will host its annual "Spring into Fitness" 5K Fun Run/Walk Saturday, May 30, to increase obesity awareness and offer opportunities to learn more about healthy weight loss.

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Kohl's & Regional Health Don't Thump Your Melon Bike Rodeo May 30

May 14, 2015

In conjunction with the 2015 Kids Carnival, Regional Health and Kohl's department store will host a Don't Thump Your Melon Bike Rodeo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 30, at Main Street Square in Rapid City. Free helmets will be available.

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Regional Home Medical Equipment to Host Open House

May 13, 2015

Regional Home Medical Equipment is hosting an open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, May 22, at its new store at 1800 N. Haines Ave.

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Grief Support Groups in the Northern Hills to Meet

May 05, 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 in May.

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Free Skin Cancer Screenings Offered at Regional Cancer Care Institute by Area Dermatologists May 4

Apr 23, 2015

Free skin cancer screenings will be offered from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., Monday, May 4, at the Regional Cancer Care Institute (CCI) in Rapid City. Dermatologists from The Skin Institute at Rapid City Medical Center and West River Dermatology, as well as Regional Health, are sponsoring this screening event.

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Register Now for Free Skin Cancer Screenings in Spearfish May 4

Apr 21, 2015

Dermatologist Chris Gasbarre, D.O., will provide free skin cancer screenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, May 4, at Spearfish Regional Medical Clinic – Dermatology, 550 E. Colorado Blvd. Appointments are necessary by calling (605) 717-8860.

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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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