Congratulations to this month’s SDAHO Hometown Healthcare Heroes recipient, Monument Health Sturgis Hospital and Clinic located in Sturgis, 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.
Monument Health Sturgis Hospital and Clinic is in Sturgis, South Dakota, located in the northern Black Hills of the Rushmore state. This unique health care facility sits in a town with a population of just over seven thousand people, the services it offers is more like those from a bigger health care facility. Maija Janes is a registered nurse with Monument Health Sturgis Hospital, “I enjoy coming to work, I love it. My co-workers are great, and I love the teamwork we have here. Everyone here is so helpful; they always have my back if I need it. The leadership is awesome, I love my job.” Maija Janes, RN, Monument Health Sturgis
The team dynamic within Monument Health Sturgis Hospital is a mix of veteran and newer healthcare professionals, including many born and raised in the area and others moving to Sturgis from other parts of the country. “We love newcomers because the more we can train new people the better the staff and team we will have. We have a critical access hospital in a rural community, so we must have each other’s back and we do.” Maija Janes, RN, Monument Health Sturgis
Andrea Casteel moved to Sturgis from North Dakota and enjoys the small town atmosphere, both at work and at home. “Everyone is so friendly here. I say hi to everyone, we all know each other’s names here at work. It’s a small town so you get more personalized healthcare, so as a patient your doctor really knows you. Also, it’s a small commute whether you want to go to grocery store or take your kids to school. I live just 3 blocks from the hospital, which is awesome.” Andrea Casteel, RN, Monument Health Sturgis
Monument Health Sturgis Hospital is a critical access hospital offering the following services:
- 24-hour emergency services
- Inpatient / outpatient care
In addition, the hospital is co-located with Monument Health Sturgis Care Center, an 84-bed skilled nursing environment. Monument Health also provides the community with a primary care clinic in Sturgis with a primary care clinic and urgent care services that are open 7 days a week. The many services provided also include visiting specialty physician services:
- Concussion Care
- Emergency Medicine
- Heart & Vascular Care
- Hospice Care
- Hospital Medicine
- Laboratory Services
- Medical Imaging
- Nutrition Services
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Therapy Services
- Transitional Care
- Wound & Ostomy Care
Sturgis is most notable for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally that happens each August and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the area. Amanda Anglin is the Executive Director of the Sturgis Economic Development Corporation, “We are much more than the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. As a community we have ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, we are centered in the Black Hills which is the most beautiful place in our state with endless opportunities for things to do and see. You can live here, work here, shop here and if there is something you need that isn’t here, it’s not far to get those items.” Amanda Anglin, Sturgis Economic Development Corporation.
Sturgis offers families an elementary school, intermediate school, middle school, and high school. “Sturgis is a safe community. We have a great police department, a sheriff’s department and a large fire department and ambulance service. Our kids walk to school across the community with no problems, all around it’s a safe place to live.” Amanda Anglin, Sturgis Economic Development Corporation
A hospital is only as strong as the community and the relationship between Monument Health Sturgis and the town of Sturgis has proven to be strong. “Monument Health has been great in the community; the employees are involved. The access to the wide range of services at the hospital and clinic is well received. One of the things I tell people is that Sturgis has a great healthcare opportunity locally.” Amanda Anglin, Sturgis Economic Development Corporation
Professional growth and development is part of the mission at Monument Health. Nurses are offered the chance to take part in a Nurse Clinical Development Ladder. “If nurses apply for this program and they develop their skills professionally and grow in their education, they have an opportunity for more pay depending on the ladder level they fall in.” Maija Janes, RN, Monument Health Sturgis
Sturgis offers a variety of housing options, with plans for 1,200 additional housing lots becoming available over the next 5 years.
Career opportunities within Monument Health Custer Hospital:
- Support Staff
Also available to assist new employees is a robust benefits package, paid time-off, tuition reimbursement, student loan forgiveness, and scholarship opportunities.
To learn more about Monument Health Sturgis Hospital and Clinics or apply visit: www.monument.health/careers
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