Congratulations to this months Hometown Healthcare Heroes recipient, Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics in Mobridge, South Dakota.
To help member facilities with workforce needs, SDAHO launched the Hometown Healthcare Heroes campaign. This storytelling campaign is designed to recognize career opportunities at member facilities and celebrate the people that work there and the communities they live in.
The mission of Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics (MRHC) is to provide high quality healthcare services in a compassionate and professional manner for people throughout the region, with a vision to become one of America’s finest rural health providers. John Ayoub is the CEO of MRHC, and he says they are able to accomplish their mission and vision through the use of their employees and facilities. “We have an award winning 25 bed critical access hospital, four rural health clinics, we run a rural ambulance service and we have an assisted living and senior living facility here on site, in Mobridge.” John Ayoub, CEO, Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics.
In addition, Mobridge offers a robust specialty clinic, bringing in specialty physicians and providers from different healthcare systems from across the region. “We get to work with everybody and that really enhances the number of specialties and the quality of specialists that we can bring into our community and the referral patterns that we can create and maintain.” John Ayoub, CEO, Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics.
MRHC is an independently owned hospital, serving a five-county area in northcentral South Dakota. Travis Henderson, M.D., grew up in Mobridge, and his father was also a physician at MRHC. “We are the biggest employer in this five-county area and a lot of this population depends on this hospital for its livelihood either directly or indirectly. The community has a tremendous amount of support for this hospital as they realize how lucky we are to have this hospital here.” Travis Henderson M.D., Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Henderson says there is a tremendous advantage in working for an independently owned hospital in a rural community. “Practicing medicine relies a lot on trust. You have to establish a trust with your patients, they have to trust you. What is different with a small town, you don’t just see your patients just at work, in the hospital, or the clinic. You see them every day around town, they are your neighbors.” Travis Henderson M.D., Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics
MRHC is recognized as one of the top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the country, putting them in the top 7% of all small rural hospitals. “I think that really speaks to the quality and caliber of individuals we have working here. Not only are they competent and provide compassionate care to their patients but they are engaged in what they do. We provide an anonymous employee engagement survey to our employees every year and for the past two years we have ranked in the 95th and 96th percentile nationally which I think is remarkable for an organization of our size in a rural community.” John Ayoub, CEO, Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics.
In addition to providing high quality healthcare to patients, MRHC is working with the area school district to help educate students on the importance of healthcare not only as a patient but as a possible career. Dr. Tim Frederick the Superintendent of the Mobridge-Pollock School District says MRHC each year provides a MRHC healthcare employee to work with high school students and teach them about healthcare. “We were able to add a career and technical education cluster of health science classes, we offered: Intro to Physical Therapy, Intro to Health Science, and Health Science I & II.” Dr. Tim Frederick, Superintendent, Mobridge-Pollock School District. MRHC also provides a nurse for the school district and offers free athletic physicals for the high school athletes. Ayoub says the MRHC’s Board is very dedicated to ensuring that there is a continuous reinvestment into the community and residents of Mobridge through education and training, updated technology and equipment, which includes their current building project. “It’s a nearly $50 million dollar expansion and renovation project that will allow our staff to work more efficiently, working smarter and not harder. It will also allow us to expand and provide services to the community that would not ordinarily be available.” John Ayoub, CEO, Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics
Those who call the Mobridge area home, live in a complete community offering residents all they need for shopping, entertainment, activities, and outdoor recreational opportunities. The community is located next to the Missouri River offering residents boating, hunting, camping and some of the best fishing in the country. “As far as the business community is concerned, Mobridge is a complete community. We have a hospital, we have an eye doctor, we have all your healthcare needs here and we have one of the few outdoor movie theatres in the country here. It is a great place to live.” Travis Henderson M.D., Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics
Interested in building a new healthcare career? Consider applying with Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics. They offer great benefits including opportunities for professional development and growth, a sign on bonus, recruitment retention opportunities and tuition reimbursement.
Job Opportunities: (in hospital and clinics)
- Nurse Aides
- Laboratory Tech
- Family Medicine Physician with Obstetrics
- Dietary Aide
To learn more about Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics job opportunities or to apply visit mobridgehospital.org/employment.
To learn more about the SDAHO Hometown Healthcare Heroes Campaign visit our website at sdaho.org/hometown-healthcare-heroes.