Monument Health reveals plans for role of healthcare in new arena

RAPID CITY, SD — The new partnership between Rapid City and Regional, about-to-become Monument Health, will bring new opportunities for health care to the Black Hills.

The announcement came Saturday as the city unveiled the name that will take the place of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, The Monument.

Beginning in 2021 The Monument will be a place for both health care and entertainment. Free or low cost screenings will be available via Monument Health’s partnership with Rapid City.

“We want to remove the walls of our health care system and bring care closer to where people gather” says Monument Health President and CEO Paulette Davidson, and by offering these screenings, they’re both filling the health care needs of the community and getting ahead of more serious health issues down the road. “If we can avoid seeing people get sicker or their conditions worsen because they didn’t get the screening up front, that’s our role”

During sporting events, shows, and large gatherings, Monument Health will be set up in a large area with private spaces for screenings and consultations.

“So for the Stockshow and rodeo, bring your rancher husband in. Lets make this convenient, lets check your blood pressure, lets talk about whats going on. You’ve got aches and pains,” continued Davidson, “Lets try and figure this out so we can keep you working.”

But even through the year, quarterly health fairs will offer a focus for women, men, children or different medical specialties.

Davidson says its about convenience, so why not get checked out?

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