Tim Rave has been named the permanent president/CEO of the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) effective Nov. 12. Rave, who has been serving in an interim capacity since late August, replaces Scott Duke, who resigned as president/CEO in July.
“I am excited to have this opportunity to work with, and for, our health care facilities in South Dakota,” said Rave. “High quality, affordable health care is vital to our rural populations and I look forward to using my experience and background to support our hospitals and long term care providers in the state.”
Prior to starting with SDAHO, Rave was the executive director of public policy at Sanford Health. He spent 13 years in the South Dakota legislature where he held a variety of positions, including majority whip in both chambers, speaker pro tempore, speaker of the house and senate majority leader. Rave also worked for 23 years as a paramedic with ground and flight ambulance services as a flight paramedic.