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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.

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.

Sanford’s New Imagenetics Building Offers Space for Education, Clinical Care, and Research

Oct 30, 2017 ● By Digital Media Director

Sanford Health opened the doors on the new Imagenetics building on the Sanford USD medicine Center Campus in Sioux Falls in October.

Regional Health Kicks Off Transformation of Rapid City Hospital

Oct 30, 2017 ● By Digital Media Director

The transformation of Regional Health Rapid City Hospital is now in full swing. The hospital kicked off a major expansion project and also celebrated the Phase 1 completion of its multi-story covered parking structure.

Study Ranks Sioux Falls Among the Least Stressed Cities

Oct 27, 2017 ● By Digital Media Director

The personal financial website WalletHub has named Sioux Falls is one of the least stressed cities in America.

Rapid City Medical Center Brings 3D Mammography to the Black Hills

Oct 27, 2017 ● By Digital Media Director

Rapid City Medical Center has become the first institution in the Black Hills to offer area women access to 3D mammography services. RCMC examined its first patients with the new technology last month - coincidently, just in time for national Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Health Care Cost, Quality, and Access Comparison of Germany and United States: Two University Cities

Oct 27, 2017 ● By Digital Media Director

wo university communities in two different countries, one with the oldest health care system in the world while the other having the most recent health care policy reformation. While varying health care systems are in place, the two communities demonstrate similar latitudes and cultures. Graduate and undergraduate students participating in faculty-led research at University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business Health Service Administration survey the communities to test the attitudes given toward their respective health care system.

Avera Exhibit to Honor Native American Culture in Sioux Falls

Oct 27, 2017 ● By Digital Media Director

Avera’s Prairie Center again will serve as a stage for a compelling artistic display that honors Native American cultural traditions.

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