Black Hills Knowledge Netowork

According to a ruling issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Indian Health Service hospital in Pine Ridge, South Dakota has been placed on “immediate jeopardy”…
On October 26, 1918, a man was arrested and brought to trial for spitting in public in Rapid City. According to the Rapid City Daily Journal, the anti-spitting ordinance was…
The Pennington County Commission denied a funding request in the amount of $90,000 for the county’s health facility, reports the Rapid City Journal. The request was made in advance of…
The Indian Health Service (IHS) recently set standardized wait times for its patients, reports KOTA News. The agency implemented a 28-day wait for scheduled primary care visits and 48-hour waits…
The completion of a new three-level parking garage is just the start of many upgrades that Rapid City Regional Hospital will be going through. According to the Rapid City Journal,…
The South Dakota Health Care Solutions Coalition is turning to Wyoming to get ideas to improve the current costs incurred, reports the Rapid City Journal.  The coalition was formed in…
In conjunction with National Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month, free skin cancer screenings will be offered by dermatologists at the Community Health Center of the Black Hills. According to…
Doctors at Rapid City's Region Health signaled their dissatisfaction with current leadership. KOTA News reported that medical staff took a vote of no confidence in Regional Health CEO Brent Phillips,…
Several leaders in law enforcement and in the community are drawing up short-term and long-term plans for improving mental health services for those in crises. The Rapid City Journal reports…
Healthgrades awarded Rapid City Regional Health the 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, reports the Rapid City Journal. This award is given to the top five percent of hospitals based on a…
Regional Health plans to spend about $305 million on new facilities and upgrades across western South Dakota, but none of this is earmarked to improve mental health services. As reported…
A variety of health issues become hot topics in the Black Hills region each year. The following pages provide background information and context to past and present health issues in…
Two changes are being made to Rapid City Regional Hospital policies this month, reports the Rapid City Journal. Prior to February 1, behavioral health patients without acute medical needs were…
On February 1, 2017 Rapid City Regional Hospital’s Behavioral Health Center stopped admitting patients with "neurodevelopmental/cognitive disorders such as dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, or Autism Spectrum Disorder," per a letter sent…
Rapid City Collective Impact (RCCI) gathered mental health practitioners to discuss Native American behavioral health care options, reports KOTA News. The group gathered as part of RCCI’s efforts to meet…
Governor Dennis Daugaard and the South Dakota Department of Social Services provided recommendations regarding Medicaid policy at a roundtable conversation hosted by the Senate Finance Committee, according to a press…
While U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Bob McDonald issued a decision to relocate most of the VA services in Hot Springs to Rapid City, a legislative issue is…
After years of public feedback years of deliberation, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the majority of the agency’s facilities in Hot Springs will close while an in-patient…
The South Dakota Department of Health approved a contract with CSI Aviation, Inc. for medical flight missions reports KOTA TV.  CSI Aviation is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico and works…
South Dakota voters may decide on physician assisted suicide in the November 2018 election, reports KOTA News. Petitions to place the measure on the 2018 ballot are currently being circulated.…
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