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March 2023 HIPAA Breach

RAPID CITY – On March 8, 2023, the Oyate Health Center (OHC) was made aware of a potential breach ofpatient health information. Subsequent investigation revealed an unintended breach of patient information related to pharmacy visits made between August 31, 2021 and September 8, 2021. If your information was included in…

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CEO Statement on Positive Covid-19 Cases in Rapid City

RAPID CITY — The Oyate Health Center in Rapid City has recently begun seeing an uptick of positive COVID-19 cases at its facility. Jerilyn Church, CEO of the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board and the Oyate Health Center, issued a video message today to provide the community with further…

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New Urgent Care Hours at Oyate Health Center

RAPID CITY, SD – Beginning on January 20, 2020, the Oyate Health Center will change the hours of its operations. Services provided will be available daily from 6 am-12 midnight, the facility will close from 12:00 Midnight to 6:00 AM to accommodate the new innovations at the Oyate Health Center. We are…

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Healthcare Priorities to be Determined by Patients in Rapid City

RAPID CITY –For decades the mission, policies, and programs implemented in Indian Health Service hospitals have been determined by bureaucrats in faraway places. The new healthcare model rolling out at the Oyate Health Center in Rapid City turns that approach on its head. The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board…

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Oyate Health Center selects top-talent as Chief Medical Officer

New Chief Medical Officer Brings Experience and Knowledge  RAPID CITY –When the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe chose to take control of the Rapid City Service Unit from the Indian Health Service, it made a promise to seek out the best and the brightest healthcare providers.

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A New Approach to Native American Healthcare in Rapid City

RAPID CITY – Installing a new and innovative approach to patient care is a difficult task that the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board (GPTCHB) and the Oyate Health Center (OHC) are ready to take on.  Two weeks ago, more than fifty community members, staff, and direct service providers working…

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