Changes at the Top at Regional
After more than 28 years, Tim Sughrue, Chief Operating Officer for Regional Health and CEO for Rapid City Regional Hospital and Regional Health Network, is retiring from Regional Health at the end of March. Michael “Mick” Gibbs has been named President of Rapid City Regional Hospital and Kyle Richards is President of Regional Health Network.
Since 2013, Gibbs has served as Chief Operating Officer of RCRH upon his return from
Sanford Health in Fargo, ND, where he served as the Vice President for Heart, Vascular, Surgery and Radiology programs. Prior to that, Gibbs was with Regional Health for eight years beginning his career as an Administrative Fellow and serving in roles as CEO of Gordon Memorial Hospital in Nebraska, and Director of Customer Service and Vice President of Professional Services at RCRH.
Richards has served as Chief Operating Officer for RHN since spring 2014, providing leadership for Custer, Lead-Deadwood, Spearfish and Sturgis hospitals, Regional Health nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home medical equipment stores serving South Dakota and Wyoming. RHN also manages hospitals and nursing homes in Philip, SD, and in Sundance and Newcastle, Wyoming. Prior to coming to
Regional Health, Richards served as CEO at Waverly Health Center,
in Waverly, Iowa. He is a licensed Long-Term Care Administrator and a Certified
Professional in Healthcare Quality.