Hospital open house is Tuesday

By Carrie Moore Patient-Family Advisory Committee

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Regional Health Custer Hospital and Clinic will host an open house Tuesday, June 19, from 4-6 p.m. for community members to check out the new healing environment in the Southern Black Hills. 

The event will include a ribbon cutting by the Custer Area Chamber of Commerce and a dedication. Following the dedication, there will be self-guided tours ­via signs through the inpatient section, the emergency department and clinic exam rooms to the expansive lobby, where refreshments will be served. 

Visitors will be able to see the new healing environment — a 44,000-square-foot space with eight patient rooms, 18 exam rooms, a hospice suite and more — as well as learn more about the services, people and care Custer Regional already provides.

The new hospital and clinic opened its doors  April 30. The new healing environment replaces the previous hospital building on Montgomery Street. That building, much of it constructed in 1962, is scheduled for demolition.  

“What makes our hospital wonderful are the physicians and caregivers in the building, some of whom have been dedicated to this for years,” said Dr. Joy Falkenburg. 

Falkenburg said Custer Regional has a commitment to the community and with this new healing environment, Regional Health is giving care providers the chance to serve its patients.

“There are lots of communities this size with no hospital. So, as a community, we should be very proud,” she said. “The old hospital served us very well and we are still providing that same great care, but in a better facility. It’s been a great journey to a wonderful end.”

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