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Sturgis hospital executive receives national award


STURGIS, S.D. (Jan. 22, 2020) – Mark Schulte, President of Monument Health Sturgis Hospital and Market, has been named the Robert S. Hudgens Young Executive of the Year by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

“He led a strategy focused on recruiting care providers and building a $10 million outpatient clinic—the largest construction project ever completed in Sturgis and the first consolidated care setting in the community,” the ACHE wrote in the award announcement. “He also serves on the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations board of directors.”

Schulte, who has been with Sturgis Hospital for six years, thanked Paulette Davidson, Monument Health President and CEO, Thomas Worsley, President of Spearfish Hospital and Hills Markets, the Monument Health Executive Team and Sturgis-area physicians and caregivers for their support.

“While this award is an individual honor, none of this would be possible without the continued support given to me,” Schulte said. “This is an award that has been historically given to an executive from a metropolitan healthcare system. This honor goes to show that regardless of your location, we all can make meaningful contributions to the healthcare leadership field.”

Schulte will receive the award at the upcoming ACHE Congress of Healthcare Leadership, March 23-26 in Chicago. The ACHE also announced that Sister Carol Keehan, immediate past President and CEO of the Catholic Health Association, was named an honorary fellow of the ACHE, and Charles Stokes, former President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, is the Gold Medal Award winner, the ACHE’s highest honor.

About Monument Health
Headquartered in Rapid City, SD, Monument Health is a community-based health care system with a mission to make a difference, every day. Today Monument health offers care in 33 medical specialties and serves 20 communities across western South Dakota and in eastern Wyoming. With over 4,500 physicians and caregivers, Monument health is comprised of 5 hospitals, 8 specialty and surgical centers and more than 40 medical clinics and health care service centers.


Stephany Chalberg
Public Relations Manager
Strategic Marketing and Communications
Monument Health

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