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Volunteer Profile: Kathy Stiefvater

Published August 2022 | In Summer 2022

Kathy Stiefvater Manager of Laboratory Services

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Kathy Stiefvater
Manager of Laboratory Services
Monument Health Critical Access Hospitals, Custer, Lead-Deadwood, Sturgis


Kathy has been with Monument Health for almost 30 years, and has worked in the laboratory environment for over 40. Four years ago, her role expanded to cover all the Critical Access Hospital labs, which include Custer, Lead-Deadwood and Sturgis.

My Role
As the Manager of Laboratory Services, I have the opportunity to work across the entire Monument Health system and work collaboratively with caregivers in multiple locations to improve and build our lab services to care for each of our communities.

My Goal
My top goals have always been to provide high-quality testing along with an excellent patient experience. Achieving Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA) also helps our caregivers demonstrate a higher level of performance and elevate the quality of lab services by improving clinical outcomes and improving processes fo the patients and communities we serve.

My Passion
Delivering reliable test results to providers to help support and manage their patients’ care is my foremost priority. I also like to stay abreast of technological advancements in lab testing to ensure we continue to advance and enhance our current testing menu. Outside of work I love spending time outdoors and taking on new adventures!

Monument Health laboratories use state-of-the art technology in multiple locations throughout western South Dakota and Wyoming to produce accurate, sensitive, specific and timely results. All the labs at the Critical Access Hospitals are now accredited by the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA). Monument Health laboratories use Mayo Clinic Laboratories for its esoteric testing. Mayo Clinic Laboratories is a distinctive leader in the field of esoteric testing.