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MED On the Road

Oct 27, 2017 03:48PM ● By The Hood Magazine

It has been a whirlwind late summer/early fall for MED. Our staff has been on the road, taking an active role in events from Sioux Falls to Rapid City. In August, VP Steff Liston-Holtrop and MED’s business development coordinator, Kyra Torgerson, took part in the Sioux Empire United Way’s WomenUnite fundraising event which attracted more than 850 attendees and raised close to $20,000 for PATH, a mental health organization that providers counselors in area schools. Kyra also represented MED at the South Dakota Medical Group Managers Association fall conference in Oacoma.

 August 16 - Kyra Torgerson (MED), Sheila Anderson (RAS), Steff, Bobbi Nelson (Novak Sanitary), and Cathy Luke (All American Gymnastics) at the Sioux Empire United Way WomenUnite Event.

 August 24 - MED staff member Kyra Torgerson (right of the MED banner) with the SDMGMA board of directors: (l to r) Robyn Ewalt , Mark Hatting, Justin Garry, Kyra Torgerson (MED Staff), Patty Tlustos, Jon Pociask at MED’s conference display.


In September, Steff and MED Editor Alex Strauss spent time with MED fans, sharpened their digital media knowledge, and made some new friends at the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations 91st Annual Convention in Rapid City.

September 21 - Brooking Health System CEO (and self-proclaimed MED fan!) Jason Merkley poses with Steff and Alex at the 91st annual SDAHO Annual Convention in Rapid City. 

 September 21 - Steff, this year’s SDAHMPR (PR arm of SDAHO) president, with fellow members (l to r) Julia Yoder of Brookings Health System, Jennifer Bender of Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, and Paige Baskerville of Avera Health.


September 27 - Sanford clinical geneticist Dr. Catherine Haieck, director for clinical services and education, at the Imagenetics ribbon cutting.

In late September, MED was again proud to sponsor the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Breakfast in Sioux Falls, the official kickoff of fundraising season for January’s Go Red for Women event. Steff is the 2018 Chair for the event. Finally, we were excited to get a peek inside Sanford’s new Imagenetics building at its official ribbon cutting ceremony.


September 29 - Sanford cardiologists Dr. Tom Styz and Dr. Kelly Steffen at the GoRed for Women Breakfast in Sioux Falls. 


 October 11 - The South Dakota Healthlink Technology Conference