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Regional Health Caregivers Wear Jeans to Support Boys & Girls Club of the Black Hills

May 28, 2015

Regional Health caregivers in the Southern Black Hills helped earn money for the Boys & Girls Club of the Black Hills by wearing jeans May 1. The Regional Health Community Jeans Day Program raised $133 for the local organization which is dedicated to ensuring all youth have greater access to recreational and educational activities that will enhance their lives and shape their future.

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Regional Health Northern Hills Caregivers Provide May Community Donations

May 28, 2015

Regional Health caregivers in the Northern Hills helped earn money for their communities by wearing jeans May 1. The Regional Health Community Jeans Day Program raised $527 to help support local programs in the Northern Hills.

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Regional Health Caregivers Raise Funds for Wellspring, Inc.

May 28, 2015

Regional Health caregivers in Rapid City helped earn money for Wellspring, Inc., by wearing jeans May 1. Regional Health's Community Jeans Day Program raised $1,024 for the local organization which provides family-focused therapeutic services for youth who cannot function within their family setting, the open community and the open school setting due to mental, emotional and/or chemical dependency problems.

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Louis H. Hogrefe, M.D., Named Regional Health Vice President of Physician Services

May 21, 2015

Louis H. Hogrefe, M.D., has been selected Regional Health's Vice President of Physician Services. In this new position, Dr. Hogrefe will be responsible for physician recruitment, provider relations, wellness and population health, practice management standards, clinical practice standards and clinic finance.

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VolunTeens Receive Scholarships from Rapid City Regional Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary

May 21, 2015

Nine Rapid City Regional Hospital (RCRH) VolunTeens recently received scholarships from the hospital's Volunteer Auxiliary. Harmoni Bahr, Brooke Bennett, Marissa Eckrich, Michaela Hauer, London Kahler, Sarah Kelly, Wyatt Lantis, Carleigh Luckert and Adan Munoz each received $2,000 scholarships to help them pursue a medical-related field of study.

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Exceptional Rapid City Regional Hospital Nurses Honored

May 21, 2015

Rapid City Regional Hospital (RCRH) recently honored outstanding caregivers with Nursing Star Awards and one nurse received the George S. Mickelson Award for excellence in nursing. The Star Awards, developed by RCRH's Nurse Shared Governance Council, encourage caregivers to nominate their fellow nurses for the following awards: Supporting Star, Gold Star-Service, Blazing Star-Advanced Practice, Shining Star-Community, Guiding Star-Mentor, Super Star-Expert, Rising Star-Novice, Luminary Star-Nurse Advocate, and Galaxy Star-Group. The George S. Mickelson Award-Nursing Excellence, named for former Gov. George S. Mickelson, honors a nurse each year that provides excellence in nursing.

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Sturgis Regional Hospital Hosts Student Health Professionals

May 15, 2015

Sturgis and Sturgis Regional Hospital join 14 other South Dakota communities in welcoming health profession students for four weeks during the summer of 2015. Nolan Hunt, University of South Dakota (USD) Master of Social Work student, from Marshalltown, Iowa, and South Dakota State University (SDSU) Doctor of Pharmacy student Sara Menning, from Tabor, S.D., will follow providers at Sturgis Regional Hospital starting May 18.

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

May 15, 2015

Joe Squillace, RN, received the April DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses at Rapid City Regional Hospital (RCRH). He is a registered nurse (RN) in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and has worked at RCRH for more than three years.

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Rapid City Regional Hospital Terminates Employee for Racist Comments in Social Media Video

May 11, 2015

Regional Health Asks Community Join in Solidarity Gathering

A Rapid City Regional Hospital employee has been terminated for making extremely derogatory, racist comments targeting Native Americans and African Americans posted on a private social media account. Regional Health became aware of a video, filmed outside of the workplace, yesterday afternoon.

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Regional Health Weather Closure Announcement

May 09, 2015

For information regarding Regional Health weather closures, please call ahead or log on to www.regionalhealth.com/closures for more information.

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Children's Miracle Network Radiothon Breaks Record

May 01, 2015

Regional Health hosted the Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals Radiothon, raising more than $103,500 during the Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are broadcast Friday, May 1. The record-breaking fundraiser took place in Rapid City Regional Hospital's lobby and aired live on Rushmore Media Company Radio Stations 93.9 The Mix, KAT 98.7, The FOX 100.3, and Hot 93.1.

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Regional Health Launches Yearlong Caregiver Celebration

May 01, 2015

Beginning in May 2015, Regional Health will launch a yearlong campaign aimed at celebrating its nearly 5,000 physicians and caregivers. Throughout the next 12 months, the organization will showcase 36 exceptional individuals from across the region who truly represent Regional Health's purpose – helping patients and communities live well. Each month, three exceptional caregivers will be recognized for the work they do and positive impact on their communities. In May, the three individuals are Lisa Brown, M.D., a Family Medicine physician in Custer; Bruce Larsen, Environmental Services in Rapid City; and Lacey Joens, RN, Emergency Services director in Spearfish.

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Regional Health Caregivers Raise Funds for Wellspring, Inc.

May 01, 2015

Regional Health caregivers in Rapid City helped earn money for Wellspring, Inc., by wearing jeans April 3. Regional Health's Community Jeans Day Program raised $1,024 for the local organization which provides family-focused therapeutic services for youth who cannot function within their family setting, the open community and the open school setting due to mental, emotional and/or chemical dependency problems.

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Regional Health Caregivers Wear Jeans to Support Custer YMCA

Apr 30, 2015

Regional Health caregivers in the Southern Hills helped earn money for the Custer YMCA by wearing jeans April 3. The Regional Health Community Jeans Day Program raised $133 for the local organization which focuses on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

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Regional Health Northern Hills Caregivers Provide April Community Donations

Apr 30, 2015

Regional Health caregivers in the Northern Hills helped earn money for their communities by wearing jeans April 3. The Regional Health Community Jeans Day Program raised $527 to help support local programs in the Northern Hills.

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Regional Health Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Supervisor Goes to Washington, D.C.

Apr 24, 2015

Lead-Deadwood Regional Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Supervisor Steve McCollar, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., representing the Upper Plains Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Association (UPCRA-SD). He attended the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Day on the Hill along with more than 60 association members from across the country. They came together as caregivers for a common cause - political action to influence Medicare Public Law 110-275.

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

Apr 23, 2015

Lori Weber, RN, received the March DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses at Rapid City Regional Hospital (RCRH). She is a registered nurse (RN) in the Pediatrics Department and has worked at RCRH for 31 years. Weber was nominated for the DAISY Award by a patient's parents who said she put them at ease. "Lori was very welcoming the moment we worried, first time parents walked into the room with our seven week old son. She was very comforting and answered all our hundreds of questions," said the patient's mother.

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Regional Cancer Care Institute Receives Komen Grant for Breast Cancer Patients

Apr 21, 2015

The South Dakota Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded a grant to the John T. Vucurevich Regional Cancer Care Institute (CCI) to assist medically underserved patients in western South Dakota with challenges during breast cancer treatment. Funds totaling $19,750 are available to qualifying individuals April 30, 2015, through May 1, 2016.

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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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Events

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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Wall Regional Medical Clinic Health Fair to be Held May 1-31

Apr 28, 2015

Wall Regional Medical Clinic is hosting its biannual health fair May 1-31 at the clinic located at 112 7th Ave. The month-long event includes discounted health screening services in an effort to encourage proactive health care in the community.

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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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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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