Regional Health to be renamed, join Mayo network

November 15, 2019 GMT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The largest health care system in the Black Hills will have a new name.

Regional Health says it will rebrand as Monument Health and will join the Mayo Clinic Care Network in January.

Regional Health’s president and CEO Paulette Davidson says the collaboration with Mayo is not a merger and that Monument Health will remain independent and continue as its own health system. But, as part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Monument Health will have access to Mayo Clinic’s physicians and expertise.

Monument Health will be the first South Dakota member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, which includes about 40 other members across the nation and the world.