Thursday, January 26, 2023

About SDAHO

Annually, SDAHO produces a report that highlights our work to advance our mission and vision throughout the year. This year’s report also includes the 2022 Distinguished Award winners and the communities featured in our Hometown Healthcare Hero campaign. 
To view SDAHO’s 2022 Annual Report, click here.

Mission

Advancing healthy communities through a unified voice across the health care continuum.

Vision

We envision communities throughout South Dakota where everyone reaches their highest potential for health.

Our Story

Serving as the voice for South Dakota’s hospitals and healthcare organizations encompassing the full continuum of care, the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) represents a diverse membership with the goal of ensuring the highest quality of health care for South Dakotans.

The association is a not-for-profit organization spanning various types of institutional ownership, geographic location, size, and complexities of service. Members include hospitals, health care systems, nursing facilities, home health agencies, assisted living centers, and hospice organizations. Originally formed in 1926 as the South Dakota Hospital Association, in 1995 SDAHO united both acute and post-acute care providers under one unified vision advocating for a flourishing health care industry.

SDAHO serves its membership through information, education, and advocacy on the issues, challenges, and solutions delivering quality health care to a widespread and varied population. By staying abreast of the changing dynamics in a demanding industry, SDAHO is a trusted resource and leading advocate for its members as well as area policymakers.

Organization

The central office is located in Sioux Falls, SD and is under the direction of the President & CEO, Tim Rave who serves at the pleasure of, and is responsible to, the Board of Trustees.

Our staff is divided into five areas of responsibility: Advocacy and Member Relations, Acute & Post-Acute Services, Education, Business Development, and Quality Integration.

The association is financed principally through membership dues; however, grants, contracts and business development relationships have become integral to the operation.

Board of Trustees

2022-2023 SDAHO BOARD OF TRUSTEES

CHAIRPERSON
Jason Merkley, Administrator/CEO
Brookings Health System
VICE CHAIRPERSON
Paulette Davidson, CEO
Monument Health
SECRETARY-TREASURER
Nick Fosness, CEO
Marshall County Healthcare Center Avera
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRPERSON
Paul Hanson, President
Sanford USD Medical Center
TRUSTEES
Mark Schulte, FACHE
Monument Health
Scott Larson, Senior Director
Sanford Canton-Inwood Hospital
Erica Peterson, Administrator/CEO
Sanford Chamberlain Hospital/Sanford Chamberlain Care Center
Mike Wilde, MD, VP Medical Officer
Sanford Health
Tammy Miller, CEO
Madison Regional Health System
Mick Gibbs, President & CEO
Avera Heart Hospital
Tim Rave, President/CEO (ex-officio)
SD Association of Healthcare Organizations

DELEGATE TO AHA
John Ayoub, CEO
Mobridge Regional Hospital & Clinics

DELEGATE TO LEADINGAGE
Justin Hinker, Administrator
Avera Prince of Peace Retirement Community

NON-BOARD MEMBERS:
ALTERNATE TO AHA
Scott Hargens, Administrator
Select Specialty Hospital

ALTERNATE TO LEADINGAGE
Jeremy Schultes, Administrator
Philip Health Services