Regional Health, U.S. Army, partner in recruiting program

May 08, 2018

Regional Health, U.S. Army, partner in recruiting program

RAPID CITY, S.D. (May 8, 2018) – Representatives from Regional Health and the U.S. Army’s Third Medical Recruiting Battalion will sign an agreement Thursday to provide priority hiring status to qualified soldiers participating in the Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program. 

Regional Health President and CEO Brent Phillips and Lt. Col. Daniel M. Woodlock will sign the agreement during a ceremony at Regional Health. Paulette Davidson, Regional Health Chief Operating Officer and President of the Rapid City Hospital and Market, Maj. Gen. Tim Reisch, Adjutant General of the South Dakota Army National Guard, and many other state and local business leaders will attend this event.

The PaYS program supports the Army’s recruiting mission through partnerships with corporate, federal, state and local agencies. It provides the nation’s employers with a pool of highly skilled, motivated and responsible candidates from which they may fill their personnel needs. Soldiers who participate in the program gain leadership, valuable professional and technical skills, experience and feel confident in their career opportunities with their chosen PaYS partner.
“This is an incredible program, and we are very proud to be part of it,” Jeff Mengenhausen, Senior Director of Cardiac Services said. “We have many employees who are veterans, or are currently serving in the Guard or Reserve. We are proud to have them on our team. They add leadership skills and diversity to Regional Health.”

The Army now has partnerships with more than 460 corporations and public-sector agencies across the nation; Regional Health is the 2nd corporation to partner with the Army in South Dakota.

Regional Health
Regional Health is an integrated health care system with the purpose of helping patients and communities live well. The organization, with headquarters in Rapid City, S.D., provides community-based health care in more than 20 communities in two states and 32 specialty areas of medicine. As the largest private employer in western South Dakota, Regional Health is comprised of five hospitals, 24 clinic locations and employs nearly 5,000 physicians and caregivers. Regional Health is committed to the future of medicine, with medical training partnerships, a medical residency program, and more than 130 active research studies. For more information, visit 


NOTE TO BLACK HILLS MEDIA: At 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, officials from the Army and Regional Health will be available for interviews at 2925 Regional Way, Rapid City SD 57701.
Billi Engelmann
Public Relations Director
Strategic Marketing and Communications