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Black Hills Energy donates $10,000 to new Regional Health Custer Hospital and Clinic

May 22, 2018 10:48PM ● By Alyssa McGinnis
Black Hills Energy has donated $10,000 to the Regional Health Custer Hospital and Clinic to support construction of the new facility. Black Hills Energy has provided services to the Custer community for over 125 years, and the company is driven by the key value that partnerships with communities make everyone stronger, officials said.

“Black Hills Energy is proud to be able to give back to the communities we serve,” said Nicholas Gardner, Black Hills Energy’s Vice President of South Dakota Electric Operations. “Our tagline is ‘Improving Life With Energy,’ so we think of that not only as the electric energy we provide our customers on a daily basis, but also as the energy we give back to the community by supporting an essential service to the community such as this hospital and clinic.”

“It’s great to have community support from our business partners and to have them share in our commitment and excitement to further Regional Health’s purpose and vision in Custer and surrounding communities,” said Mark Schmidt, Custer Market President.

Construction began in October 2016 on the new 44,000-square-foot hospital and clinic, located at 1220 Montgomery St. The hospital and clinic opened their doors on April 30, 2018. Of the $21.4 million project cost, Regional Health invested $14.4 million, and the City of Custer committed $4 million over the next 10 years. The remaining $3 million is being raised through community support like that of Black Hills Energy.