The medical field plays a big role of peoples’ lives in the Black Hills. If you aren’t employed by a medical facility, the chances of you knowing someone who works there are very high. In the very least, you may use their services from time to time – whether it be a routine check up, or an unfortunate event.
Taking care of patients and their families, juggling doctors’ orders, and constantly keeping up with new research and service methods is a busy job. However, many nurses take these responsibilities on with compassion, intent, empathy, and enthusiasm.
For those nurses, the ones that go above and beyond their job description, the ones that stay late, volunteer, and are making a difference, we salute you. We are thankful for all you do for our local medical field facilities and the care you provide to our community.
In the fall issue, Black Hills Family magazine asked readers, parents, doctors and hospital staff, and locals around the area to nominate an outstanding medical professional for the 2018 Nurses of Excellence awards. This year, Black Hills Family (along with Rapid City Medical Center and Black Hills Surgical Hospital) are proud to introduce you to this year’s six outstanding nurses.
Words by Jenna Carda
Photos by Jesse Brown Nelson
LaToya Phillipe Nurse Clinician, RN, BSN Regional Health Rapid City Hospital