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We teamed up with Black Hills Surgical Hospital and Rapid City Medical Center, LLP to bring you the 2016 Nurses of Excellence!

Black Hills Bike Rodeo Experience Standard

It’s true that any deviation from a normal routine can be exciting and fun for children—but it’s equally as true for adults. The crew from Black Hills Parent saddled up and escorted the children of Creative Director John Edwards to school. It was a blast for everyone. Some of us met at John’s house in the morning and were privy to the planning stages—helmets strapped on, musical instruments and lunches placed in the car, a scraped toe analyzed—and we were off. The kids led the way down the coasting hill, and then we met the rest of our group and… Read More >>

2017 Nurses of Excellence Standard

Every nurse cares for thousands of patients in his or her career. That’s a lot of hands to hold, temperatures to take, and stories to gracefully enter—and exit. Our sponsors are pleased to introduce you to five of our area’s medical superstars; help us celebrate both their skill and their grace. 2017 Nurses of Excellence   Everyone agrees that nurses can change your life—whether your life is in their hands, or your loved one’s is. This year’s nominations for Nurses of Excellence introduced us to nurses “on the floor” and throughout administration. The nurses who touched people’s hearts care for… Read More >>

Bike Rodeo Standard

Eight years ago, retired professional mountain-bike racer and physical therapist Nancy Busching was thinking Big Thoughts about her children, exercise, and the dangers associated with their riding bicycles in local neighborhoods. She contacted Safe Routes to School, an international program that helps to make walking and bicycling safer and more accessible for kids. It also enhances health and well-being, eases traffic congestion, and improves air quality. With a $178,000 grant from the Safe Routes program, Nancy partnered with Meadowbrook School and used the grant to pay for curb cut-outs, fitness education, signage, equipment, bikes for kids who don’t have one,… Read More >>

Dispensing Happiness Standard

Dispensing Happiness Pediatrician Martin Spahn, MD, loves his job. “Our patients are kids. They are honest, straightforward, and they’re intrinsically willing to be happy. Many times during my day, my patients are giggling. It doesn’t get better than that.”   Thirty years ago, in a land far, far away, physician-in-training Martin Spahn conducted an informal review of his colleagues. His query: “Who are the happiest doctors?” “I believe that our jobs influence us, even morph us into who we become,” he says today. “When choosing a specialty, I remember thinking that there must be some logic in looking at people… Read More >>

Sun Smarts Standard

Sun Smarts Local dermatologists do their part to provide shade at outdoor recreation areas. You can help them to help kids reduce overexposure to the sun’s rays! It’s summertime, and we want our children to pry themselves away from couches and screens—and to enjoy the outdoors. However, it’s not enough to encourage them out the front door; we also have to protect them from the dangers of too much sun exposure. Do more than plop a bill-cap on your kid’s head and tuck sunscreen in his backpack. Now, you can get involved in a local program to protect kids at… Read More >>