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New Toolkit Helps Tribes Take More Control of Research

Oct 30, 2017 ● By Digital Media Director

American Indian tribes have long been a popular focus for population research studies. Too often, however, the findings are never even shared with the tribe, let alone used to improve tribal health.

Physician Profile: Shahid Ahmad, MD, Hospitalist, Regional Health Rapid City Hospital

Oct 30, 2017 ● By Digital Media Director

Trust is crucial for a hospitalist. Family physicians entrust these specialists with the care of their patients during hospitalization. Families entrust them with loved ones. Without trust, everything stops, says Shahid Ahmad, MD, a hospitalist at Regional Health Rapid City Hospital. It is Ahmad’s ability to teach life lessons like this that has made him a favorite among medical students undergoing rotation at Rapid City Hospital.

Concussion Guidelines Evolve as More is Learned

Oct 30, 2017 ● By Digital Media Director

Much more than a bump to the head, a concussion is a traumatic brain injury that causes one or more serious symptoms.

New Skilled Nursing Unit Opens at Mercy

Oct 30, 2017 ● By Digital Media Director

Mercy Medical Center has opened a new Skilled Nursing Unit on the 7th Floor in the North Building.

Long-Time Siouxland Physcian Couple Honored for Service

Oct 30, 2017 ● By Digital Media Director

Drs. Askar and Fahima Qalbani, longtime married physicians in the Siouxland area, are this year’s recipients of the Mercy Medical Center Foundation’s annual George G. Spellman Service Award.

Avera eCARE Pharmacy Celebrates Service Launch of 100th Facility

Oct 30, 2017 ● By Digital Media Director

Avera eCARE Pharmacy has gone live with its 100th site, Fall River Health Services, in Hot Springs, South Dakota. Part of Avera eCARE, Avera’s telehealth network, Avera eCARE Pharmacy began in 2008 and services rapidly expanded beyond the Avera footprint.

Groundbreaking Lung Cancer Trial Uses Innovative Tri-Drug Approach

Oct 30, 2017 ● By Digital Media Director

Avera will be one of eight sites in the world participating in a groundbreaking new clinical trial for first-line treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.

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