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VA Black Hills Health Care System provides primary and secondary medical and surgical care, along with residential rehabilitation treatment program (RRTP) services, extended nursing home care and tertiary psychiatric inpatient services for veterans residing in South Dakota, portions of Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. Care is delivered through the Fort Meade and Hot Springs VA Medical Centers, as well as through a number of Community Based Outpatient and rural outreach clinics.
Honor America’s veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.
To be a patient centered, integrated health care organization for veterans, providing excellent health care, research and education; an organization where people choose to work; an active community partner and a back-up for national emergencies.
Our Core Values:
Can be summed up as "I CARE"
Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with whom I engage.
Work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries. Be driven by an earnest belief in VA’s mission. Fulfill my individual responsibilities and organizational responsibilities.
Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries.
Respect: Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect. Show respect to earn it.
Excellence: Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. Be thoughtful and decisive in leadership, accountable for my actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in correcting them.
We support services at the Black Hills National Cemetery; the Veterans Outreach Centers in Rapid City and Martin, SD; and serve as the primary health care provider for the State Veterans Home in Hot Springs. We also have sharing arrangements with Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota National Guard, and many other community partners.