Cover Story: Turning Tragedy Into Opportunity
Sometimes a life-altering event has unexpected results. For Leah Nixon, tragedy was the muse that inspired her to take her art seriously.
Ask the Doc: Diabetes
Diabetes affects 1 in 10 Americans, but it’s still largely misunderstood by the general public. Sonalika Khachikian, M.D., explains the different types, factors that put you at risk and treatment options once you’re diagnosed.
Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present in the moment, while not being overly reactive or overwhelmed by what's happening around us.
My Space: Brian Blenner
Monument Health's Safety Services team, led by Safety Services Director Brian Blenner, is working hard to ensure our caregivers and our patients are safe. This includes Life Safety as well as addressing Workplace Violence.
My Space: Patrick Sabrowski
29-year-old Patrick Sabrowski was diagnosed with autism before he turned 3. Despite his communication challenges, Monument Health’s partnership with Black Hills Works means Patrick has an important role to fill.
Patient Story: Bob Lantis
Cowboys are tough enough to withstand harsh conditions, and Bob Lantis is no exception. But when his health started to limit his cowboy way of life, Bob turned to Monument Health for help getting back in the saddle.
Patient Story: Gordy Pratt
Diabetes is a serious condition, but when you’re in the business of musical comedy, you tend to face these things with a smile.
Physician Profile: Chad Storch, D.O., MPH
With 21 years of experience in the United States Navy, and over 25 years of experience in hospital and clinic settings, Dr. Storch is exactly who you need to make sure your employees can meet the physical demands of the job.
Physician Profile: Kyle Schmidt, M.D.
Sometimes tough decisions really do require “brain surgery.” Luckily, Dr. Schmidt has that covered.
The Science of Sweetness
Too much sugar in our diet can lead to a host of health problems, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. The key to sugar intake is knowing what amount is healthy, and making smart choices about diet and exercise.
Rapid City surgeons provide a full spectrum of care and leading-edge procedures close to home.
Volunteer Profile: Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA)
CMA has volunteered with Monument Health during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally since 1999, and 2021 was no different. The organization had more than 200 volunteers in the Black Hills and a presence at Monument Health’s hospitals in Custer, Deadwood, Rapid City, Spearfish and Sturgis.