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Pioneer Memorial Recognizes Staff Awards & Continuous Learning

May 11, 2020 07:56AM ● By MED Magazine

Pioneer Memorial Hospital & Health Services would like to recognize some employees that recently were the recipients of various awards, and also those that have completed training courses:

Anne Christiansen, CFO, receives Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Award Congratulations to Anne Christiansen, CFO at Pioneer Memorial for receiving the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Award (ESGR). Anne was nominated by Lester Jahnig with the 1742nd Transportation Company of Sioux Falls and Flandreau. 

The Patriot Award Anne received is in recognition of her strong support of Lester’s military service. Lester has been actively in the Guards for 32 years, and is currently ranked as 1st Sergeant. By valuing and enabling military service, employers make it possible for our Citizen-Warriors to balance the demanding individual responsibilities of both civilian employment and our national defense.

Congratulations to Anne on this award!

Amanda Marts, Physical Therapist, receives USD Clinical Instructor of the Year.

Congratulations to Amanda Marts, Physical Therapist, at Pioneer Memorial, who recently received the Clinical Instructor of the Year Award from the University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences Dept. of Physical Therapy.  Doctorate of physical therapy students nominate a Clinical Instructor who they feel impacted them the most during their clinical experiences.  

The award recognized Amanda for encouraging students by creating supportive, valuable, and challenging learning opportunities; for providing mentorship that promotes critical thinking and professional development; for promoting enthusiasm and dedication to the profession; and for sharing a sincere commitment to the USD Physical Therapy Program.  Amanda has been a Physical Therapist at Pioneer Memorial Hospital & Health Services for 14 years and has been a physical therapist for 18 years. Amanda puts a lot of time and effort into teaching and mentoring her students.  This is the second time Amanda has earned this award.  This honor is well deserved.

Maggie Stevens, Director of Health Information, is elected Secretary of the SD Health Management Association.

Congratulations to Maggie Stevens, Director of Health Information at Pioneer Memorial for being elected Secretary of the SD Health Management Association.  The purpose of this association is to promote the art and science of health information management and to improve the quality of comprehensive health information service for the welfare of the public in the State of South Dakota.  

Dr. Denise Hanisch, MD, completes the SD State Medical Association’s Health Leadership Institute Foundational Leadership Course

Congratulations Dr. Denise Hanisch, MD, at Pioneer Memorial Viborg Medical Clinic for completing the South Dakota State Medical Association’s (SDSMA) Health Leadership Institute Foundational Leadership Course.  The SDSMA Center for Physician Resources Health Leadership Institute is an initiative of the SDSMA that aims to prepare physicians to lead the transformation of health care delivery by facilitating their development of the knowledge, skills and insights needed to bring the clinical perspective to the decisions that are essential to the delivery of quality, efficient, and cost-effective health care.


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