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South Dakota Urban Indian Health - Receives $11,000 Grant

South Dakota Urban Indian Health - Receives $11,000 Grant

South Dakota Urban Indian Health - Receives $11,000 Grant South Dakota Urban Indian Health - Receives $11,000 Grant

Uncle Bob!

Uncle Bob, also known as Robert “Bob” Santos, is a recognized spokesperson and leader of the movement that began in the 1970s to preserve Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. He is a second generation son of Filipino immigrant Sammy Santos and an “Indipino” (Native American /Filipino). Now an author of the recently published book, “The Gang of Four”, Santos delivered a rousing conference luncheon presentation about the importance of networking, cultivating relationships and coalition building between ethnic groups and races.

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2012 All Staff Retreat

October 2012 All Staff Retreat at Arrowwood Resort

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Aberdeen Health Fair

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HIV Awareness Day

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Program Meeting

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Sioux Falls Spirit Garden

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Staff Retreat

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Chuck Wagon

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Paul Bad Moccasin

Community Health Representative

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Education/Employment Background: HS Diploma-Crow Creek High School. 


Carla Boe

Medical Coding Specialist

Education/Employment Background: Certified Professional Coder since 2008, ABA-Business, Capital University Center; Worked at PerGroup for the last 10 years. Carla - 2015.jpg

Personal Note: SDUIH plays an important role in my community. I have not been employed here that long but since my time here I have really enjoyed working with this great group of people. And serving the people of this great community is an added bonus. 

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Behavioral Health Counselor

Neysa Dyk

Laboratory Technician


Education/Employment Background: AAS-Medical Laboratory Technician, Mitchell Technical Institute.  Previous employment; Rural Health Care, Inc, Pierre, SD, from Nov 2005 to Jan 2012. 




Tami Hogie-Lorenzen

Certified Family Nurse Practioner

Education/Employment Background: MS-Nursing, South Dakota State University; BS-Nursing, South Dakota State  Prior to coming to SDUIH I worked at Hendricks Community Hospital 1996-2001; NIH Children's Health Study 1998- 2003 Tami - 2015.jpg

Committees: Central SD HIV Advisory Committee, IHS HIV Rapid Testing Train-the-Trainer, American Red Cross CPR & First Aid Instructor, Head Start Health Advisory Committee, Aberdeen Area Tribal Chairmans' Health Board- ASHSS Committee, Innovations in Planned Care, Diabetes (IDERP)

What SDUIH means to me, or to my community or to the patients: SDUIH provides comprehensive services to those in need. The services provided at SDUIH are focused around each individual's or families needs. We treat all patients like family by providing them with care, compassion, encouragement and the support to enhance their lives. Therefore, SDUIH is a GREAT healthcare facility.


Jessica Paxton

Registered Nurse

Education/Employment Background: BS-Nursing, University of South Dakota (Rapid City campus). Rural Health Care INC./Oahe Valley Health/ Elementary School Nurse. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne, WY; new graduate nurse on the Women's and Children's Unit assisted as scrub tech during C-sections.Jessica - 2015.jpg

Personal Note: I am a nurse because I am truly passionate about helping others. Making a positive impact on a patients' life may truly make a difference to their future.


Mary Jo Nemec

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner 

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Education/Employment Background: M.S-Nursing - SDSU; B.S-Nursing-SDSU; A.S-Nursing-University of South Dakota

Siouxland Staffing Services - FNP; Universal Pediatric Services - RN

Jami Larson

Diabetes Care Manager/Registered Nurse

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Education/Employment Background:

B.S - Criminal Justice - Colorado Tech University - Sioux Falls, Associate of Science - Nursing - University of South Dakota

RN Health Coach/RN - Sanford Clinic-Pierre, SD, RN - St. Mary's Hospital - Pierre, SD

Lisa Grant

Medical Receptionist/Patient Navigator

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Medical Receptionist/Patient Navigator


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Registered Nurse

Crystal Spiger


Registered Nurse