Leadership Changes at Rapid City Regional Hospital
Rapid City Regional Hospital has a new interim president while a nationwide search continues for someone to fill the position permanently. Paulette Davidson, Chief Operating Officer at Regional Health, took over the interim spot as president of both the hospital and the Rapid City market from Dennis Millirons who completed his engagement with the Regional Health in March.
Millirons joined Rapid City Regional Hospital in August 2016. During his tenure as interim president, RCRH was named one of the top three hospitals in South Dakota by U.S. News and World Report and was recognized with a Distinguished Hospital award from Healthgrades. Also since Millirons’ arrival, the hospital began the first phase of a multi-phase construction project that will include a new emergency department, inpatient bed tower, and a physicians’ office building.
Davidson joined Regional Health in October 2015 from Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, where she was system Chief Human Capital and Patient Experience Officer. Davidson previously worked as the Chief Executive Officer of Nebraska Medicine’s Bellevue Medical Center and as the COO and Vice President of Hospital Operations at Indiana University Health in Goshen.
A fellow in the College of American Health Care Executives (FACHE), Davidson holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.