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Small Communities are the Best for Raising Families. Learn more about Career Opportunities with Bowdle Healthcare Center in Bowdle, South Dakota

​The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations is excited to continue to celebrate Bowdle Healthcare Center for being February’s Hometown Healthcare Hero recipient.

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.

Bowdle Healthcare Center is owned by the City of Bowdle, South Dakota and provides a variety of services including:

  • Critical access hospital
  • Long-term care center
  • Clinic
  • Public health
  • Outreach with specialty providers
  • Ambulance service
  • Telemedicine
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
  • Swing bed services

Melanie Kaiser, RN, is the Home Health and Public Health Manager with Bowdle Healthcare Center in the small rural community of Bowdle, South Dakota. “Small communities are the best for raising your family. It is like a little family because people look out for each other. They help take care of each other and each other’s children. They truly care about each other.”

In addition to a quality community to live and raise a family, Melanie says the work culture at Bowdle Healthcare Center is just fantastic. “Everyone is warm and welcoming. Everyone is eager to help when you need help and offer things that other places don’t always do.” In addition, the patients receive top quality care. “The patients are not a number here, they are definitely treated like a person and they receive that top quality care that they deserve.” In addition to the many offerings that Bowdle Healthcare Center offers it’s patients, there is a very good trauma team helping patients during their greatest needs.

For those live and work in the Bowdle Community, there are many things to offer families, including a school systems that offers students a pre-k program in addition to k-12grade all in one community. A bus route helps transport students to and from school. “It’s a very good school system and they are able to go to school in the very same building through all 12 years.”

Residents enjoy many outdoor activities the area offers, such as fishing, camping, hiking, and biking. “Even in the winter time there are activities you can get out and do, including an ice skating pond they put up in the winter here in Bowdle. We are not very far from the Black Hills for those who want to go there and snow ski. There is something for everyone.”

Career Opportunities with Bowdle Healthcare Center:

  • Nurses & CNAs in long term care
  • Hospital RNs
  • Radiology Technician,
  • PRN Public Health Nurse

To learn more about Bowdle Healthcare Center or apply, visit:


To watch Melanie Kaiser, RN, share her story, visit the SDAHO YouTube Channel here.

To watch the full story on Bowdle Healthcare Center, visit the SDAHO YouTube Page by CLICKING HERE.

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