Regional Health announces major new development

RAPID CITY, SD — Regional Health is expected to announce a major new development that will benefit healthcare throughout the area.

Watch the announcement live here at 12:15 p.m. MST and on MyTV.

UPDATE (12:15 pm) – Regional Health today announced it will join the Mayo Clinic Care Network in January 2020, and will become Monument Health at the same time.

Monument Health will remain independent and becomes part of a select group of health systems carefully vetted by Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic. Local physicians are granted special access to Mayo’s knowledge, expertise and resources and can quickly access Mayo’s latest research, diagnostic and treatment resources whenever they feel it will benefit Monument Health patients.

“We are thrilled to be selected to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network. This is reflective of our focus on delivering quality, patient-centered care,” said Regional Health President and Chief Executive Officer Paulette Davidson.

“Mayo Clinic did a comprehensive evaluation that included an in-depth review of the Regional Health (soon to be Monument Health) organization, its clinical and business practices, and its quality, safety and service efforts,” said Dr. David Hayes, medical director for Mayo Clinic Care Network. “Patients experience the confidence of being able to access Mayo’s medical expertise through their trusted local doctor, with the comfort and convenience of staying close to home.”

As part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Monument Health doctors can consult directly with Mayo specialists on their patients’ behalf whenever they feel it will benefit their care.

Monument Health will continue to employ more than 4,500 physicians and caregivers in 20 Western South Dakota and Eastern Wyoming communities after the name change.

“Our new name, Monument Health, will more accurately represent who we are to the region,” said Davidson. “We are proud of our commitment to quality and safe clinical care to patients, and we want to continue that as a permanent part of our communities. We will have a lasting impact on future generations to come.”

“As Monument Health, we will continue to focus on delivering quality care while showing compassion to our patients, each other and our communities,” said Davidson. “We are taking the next steps in providing a stronger future and healthier communities for generations to come.”


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