News Media Relations

Media Relations

Regional Health makes every effort to work with journalists to help you accurately tell our story and keep the public informed. However, under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and various state statutes, we are required to protect the privacy of patients and their families.

We regularly distribute news releases and post them on our website. If you would like to be included on our distribution list, please send your contact information to prnews@regionalhealth.org.

General Inquiries

If you are following up on a news release, or if you have a story related to Regional Health or involving health care trends, please contact Regional Health Strategic Marketing & Communications during normal business hours at the number listed below.

Strategic Marketing & Communications
prnews@regionalhealth.org
605-755-9100

Nights and Weekends

If you are working on an urgent story and need to contact Regional Health, call 605-755-9100 or 605-755-1000 and ask to be connected with the on-call public relations contact.

Patient Conditions

If you seek an update on a patient’s medical condition at any Regional Health Hospital, please contact a hospital coordinator at the numbers listed below. Remember, you must have the patient’s full name, including correct spelling. We can only give one-word condition reports such as good, fair, serious or undetermined. If patients don’t consent to the release of information about them, we can’t comment.

Ask for a hospital coordinator at the numbers listed below:

  • Rapid City Hospital – 605-755-1000
  • Custer Hospital – 605-673-9400
  • Lead-Deadwood Hospital – 605-717-6000
  • Spearfish Hospital – 605-644-4000
  • Sturgis Hospital – 605-720-2400