PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Martin native has been named the Vice President of Patient Care at Avera St. Mary’s in Pierre. Barb Hespen will assume her new role at the facility on August 12. As VP of Patient Care, Hespen’s responsibilities will include designing and implementing the delivery of patient care. Hespen was raised in Winner and Pierre and is currently the director of Risk Management at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City. Avera Health’s Chief Operating Officer Fred Slunecka says Hespen’s background, experience and passion for her work will serve Avera St. Mary’s and the people of central South Dakota well.
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