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According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. For the second year in a row Regional Health is seeking artist submissions for a mural to mark National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. A 10-by-14-foot space in Art Alley in Rapid City has been selected for the mural.

Dustin Hirsch is the outreach liaison with Regional Health. He says public art is a good way to reach a wide audience.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... January 24, 2019 Show 501 Hour 2

Mary Beth McClellan is a registered nurse at Regional Health Family Medicine Residency Clinic in Rapid City. The staff at the clinic came to realize that there's a connection between food insecurity and the ailments they were treating. She joins us with more.

Chynna Lockett

In the Moment ... January 22, 2019 Show 499 Hour 2

Dr. Jacob Weasel grew up in Albuquerque New Mexico. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. He joind the Regional Health team in June of 2018 as a general surgeon. His excitement to move to Rapid City partially came from the opportunity to serve the Native American community in the Black Hills.

Chynna Lockett

In the Moment ... January 22, 2019 Show 499 Hour 1

Dr. Patrick Kenney is the head of Regional Health's robotics team. The Da Vinci Xi robot gives patients the best possible outcome and a quick recovery time. Dr. Kenney joins us today to discuss this robot.

Paulette Davidson is president and CEO of Regional Health. Today, SDPB's Cara Hetland introduces her to the audience.

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Practice makes perfect, but in the healthcare field there's not much room for error. The growing field of high-fidelity patient simulators is helping care providers prepare for emergencies in relatively low-stress environments. Regional Health is adding a new model to its simulation program: an obstetric unit that simulates childbirth. SDPB's Jackie Hendry reports. 

In The Moment ... July 23, 2018 Show 384 Hour 1

Hawaii's Governor has signed the first ban on sunscreens that contain chemicals believed to be harmful to coral reefs. The move made national headlines, but many scientists and dermatologists say enacting a ban causes confusion among consumers. It might even dissuade people from lathering on the sunblock.

We're broadcasting this week from the SDPB Black Hills Studio. Western South Dakota is thrumming with visitors. They take to the trails, to the mountains, and to the lakes and streams of the Hills.


Dr. Paul Miller, Orthopedic Surgeon at Regional Health. He will focus on three aspects of joint replacement that lead to same day procedures – pain management, implants and surgical technique.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... August 22, 2017 Show 161 Hour 1

Mike Diedrich is VP Governmental Affairs from Regional Health. He joins us to discuss the future of healthcare in South Dakota, implications of the Affordable Care Act, and more.

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Regional Health in Rapid City is announcing a multi-year renovation and expansion project.
The main hospital campus is slated to expand by about 250-thousand square feet.

Regional Health officials are calling the plans the most significant renovation and expansion project in its history.

Regional Health operates health care facilities across western South Dakota.  Brent Phillips, the new CEO of Regional Health, joined Dakota Midday to discuss the challenges of rural health care, Medicaid expansion, the Affordable Care Act and issues regarding health care for veterans and American Indians.

Today, South Dakota’s three largest hospitals jointly announced that they are taking a step to protect individuals from a dangerous and contagious disease. Starting this flu season, Avera, Sanford and Regional Health will require yearly vaccinations against influenza for all employees, health care providers and volunteers.

Doctor David Klocke is with Regional Health.