The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) continues to recognize and celebrate Monument Health Spearfish as this month’s Hometown Healthcare Hero member facility and community.
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.
Rachels Hawkins, RN, and Skyler Langer, RN, both grew up in South Dakota and both have chosen Monument Health Spearfish to begin and grow their healthcare careers.
“I love working in Spearfish, it feels like one big family. Being here at Monument Health Spearfish is really unique because our doctors and hospitalists are always with us. They sit at the nurse’s station with us, and if you need something they treat you like family also.” Rachel Hawkins, RN, Monument Health Spearfish
Rachel grew up in eastern South Dakota but as a child often visited her grandparents who lived in the Black Hills. “My grandparents lived here, and I use to love coming out here to visit. It feels like you are on a vacation at all times, because there is so much to do.”Rachel Hawkins, RN, Monument Health
Skyler Langer grew up in Spearfish and briefly worked elsewhere for a short time before deciding Spearfish was where he wanted to be.
“The people I work with are close knit and there is always someone willing to help with anything, whether it’s our management, our other co-workers or even doctors. I work with a physician in the emergency room, and he will check people in to the ER, he will play clerk if we are busy in another room. It’s something I have not seen before.” Skyler Langer, RN, Monument Health Spearfish
Skyler says the many benefits that Monument Health Spearfish offers its employees is an added bonus to a rewarding career in healthcare. “There is great job security with great benefits. I get to stay where I am, I do not have to travel. There is safe staff ratio and great support from both your leadership and your physicians and a great community. Skyler Langer, RN, Monument Health Spearfish
Monument Health Spearfish is in the northern Black Hills of western South Dakota. The hospital and clinics can provide healthcare to not only the residents of Spearfish but surrounding communities in addition to bordering states, Wyoming, Montana and Nebraska. Monument Health Spearfish Hospital is a 35-bed acute care hospital. It offers a broad scope of services, including inpatient, labor and delivery care, intensive care, and 24-hour emergency department and surgical services for orthopedic, OB/GYN, General Surgery and Ear, Nose and Throat.
Career opportunities within Monument Health Spearfish:
- Support Staff
To learn more about Monument Health Spearfish or apply visit: monument.health/careers
Watch Rachel Hawkins, RN, and Skyler Langer, RN, with Monument Health Spearfish:
To learn more about the SDAHO Hometown Healthcare Heroes Campaign visit our website sdaho.org/hometown-healthcare-heroes