RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Regional Health Board of Directors has named Paulette Davidson Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of Regional Health. Brent Phillips has stepped down from this role, effective immediately.
Davidson has been with Regional Health since 2015, serving as Regional Health Chief Operating Officer, as well as President of the Rapid City Hospital and the Rapid City market.
“On behalf of the board, I want to thank Brent for guiding Regional Health to this point,” said Lia Green, Chair of the Regional Health Board of Directors. “We have great confidence in Paulette, along with our current leadership team, excellent providers and dedicated caregivers to lead Regional Health into the next era of community health care. In addition, we are committed to working with the communities we serve to meet the health care needs of the Black Hills and beyond.”
Davidson’s leadership highlights since joining Regional Health include initiating $350 million in construction to expand and enhance primary care, emergency services, hospital bed capacity, as well as additional development of specialty care in orthopedics, surgical services and heart and vascular care. Her teams implemented Epic, a single electronic health record for the system. She has also led caregiver and medical staff engagement programs leading to improving patient satisfaction performance across the health system.
Prior to joining Regional Health, Davidson built a track record of developing high performing teams, partnering with medical staff and improving clinical programs. She previously held executive roles with Nebraska Medicine (Omaha, Nebraska), Cancer Treatment Centers of America (Arlington Heights, Illinois) and Indiana University Health Goshen Hospital (Goshen, Indiana).
Davidson earned her M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, in South Bend, Ind., and a B.A. in business administration from the University of Wisconsin.
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