RAPID CITY – Regional Health president and CEO Paulette Davidson announced Thursday that the health system would be rebranding itself as Monument Health as well as joining the Mayo Clinic Care Network in January.

“This is a historic day for Regional Health, for the Black Hills region, for our physicians, our caregivers, our communities, and for everyone who is, or will ever be our patient,” Davidson said.

The announcement was held atop the newly constructed parking garage located on the Rapid City Regional Hospital campus, and was telecast throughout the heath systems more than 20 hospitals and clinics.

“As members of the current medical staff and leadership, it is our obligation and privilege to take this next step in delivering quality health care,” said Dr. Brad Archer, Regional Health chief medical officer.

They were joined by Dan Roline, Mayo Clinic vice chair of the department of provider relations and Dr. David Hayes, director of the Mayo Care Network.

“Monument Health was selected to become a care network member by demonstrating commitment to the highest quality patient-centered care,” Hayes said. “Our new collaboration reflects our shared values and our mutual goal to work together to improve delivery of health care.”

“We will be working through implementation of Mayo Clinics tools over the next nine weeks and officially kick off the collaborative efforts on Jan. 17, 2020. ” Davidson said as she concluded the conference. “In addition, we will provide a stronger future (and) healthier communities (for) generations to come through this relationship.”

Davidson also took the opportunity to invite Regional Health employees and their families to a celebration at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday.

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