Cover Story: Together We Can
When Kate Frye was diagnosed with lung cancer, she made a promise. Read her story and learn how the Cancer Care Institute’s expansion will help future patients like her.
Spring Into Health
After a year of indoor or at-home workouts, spring is the perfect time to move physical fitness routines outside. The experts at Monument Health weigh in on how to safely implement walking or running into an exercise routine.
My Space: Betty Nettleton
After 32 years in a number of roles at the VA, Betty had more than earned retirement. But in the face of a pandemic, she returned to take on the role of vaccinator.
My Space: Krishna Blair
Information Technology plays a crucial role in keeping Monument Health capable of providing the best possible care. That’s why Krishna Blair, Senior Desktop Analyst, does his best to keep technology working smoothly.
Our Space: Printing Services
Larry Mills, Jose Huertas and Pattie Paulsen touch every aspect of Monument Health’s printed communication, running a full-service print shop within Monument Health.
Patient Story: The Fight of His Life
Don Gray was hospitalized for 51 days, but he was victorious over COVID-19.
Patient Story: The Right Place at the Right Time
When a healthy young woman collapsed, it could have been the end of her story. Registered Nurse, Amanda Gunter had other plans.
Patient Story: When a Heart Stops Beating
When Steven Austin’s heart quit, his physicians refused to give up on him.
Physician Profile: Heather Brewer, M.D.
In the course of her career, Dr. Heather Brewer has delivered over 3,000 babies and counting. Now she’s closing in on a new accomplishment — delivering the babies of patients she delivered.
Physician Profile: Michael Hansen, M.D.
When he isn’t treating patients in the ICU, Dr. Michael Hansen enjoys giving back to organizations like Best Buddies and Special Olympics, and even runs his own YouTube channel.
Volunteer Profile: Beverly Paschke
For the last 20 years, Beverly Paschke has devoted time to volunteering with Monument Health, and taking steps to make patient stays just a little more comfortable.
Volunteer Profile: Mary Mickley
After a successful nursing career spanning more than 30 years, Mary Mickley stays connected to the medical community by volunteering at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital.
Ask The Docs: Sunburns and Skin Cancer
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, but Black Hills Dermatologists Dr. Siri Knutsen-Larson and Dr. Christopher Gasbarre firmly believe that protecting your skin should be a year-round priority, even for children. More than 3.3 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year. It remains the most common form of cancer in the United States.