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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health

Health Care Facility Licensure & Certification Staff

    Chris Qualm

    Administrator

    605-773-3356

    Administrative management of the Office of Health Care Facility Licensure and Certification

    Andrew Albers

    Assistant Administrator

    605-367-5423

    •Coordination of survey and certification process

    •Personnel management (Field Offices)


    Vickee Anderson

    Assistant Administrator

    605-773-7215

    •Coordination of survey and certification process

    •Personnel management (Pierre Office)


    Todd McCaskell

    Medical Facilities Engineer

    Administrator

    605-773-4952

    •Coordination and technical assistance of Life Safety Code surveys, construction requirements and reviews

    •Personnel management (Engineers and Life Safety staff)


    Julie Jenssen

    Program Assistant
    Licensing, Certification and Enforcement

    605-773-3901

    •Processing survey documents

    •Licensure, certification and enforcement requirements


    Patricia Brinkley

    Acute Care Nurse Advisor

    605-367-5375

    •Advisor for hospitals, ASCs, CAHs, ESRDs, PRTFs, and OPPT issues

    •Licensure, certification, and enforcement actions


    Deb Wegleitner

    LC, Hospice, HHA, RLC
    and AFC Nurse Advisor

    605-995-8073

    •Advisor for assisted living, hospice, home health, residential living, and adult foster care issues

    •OASIS Educational Coordinator for HHAs

    •Licensure, certification, and enforcement actions


    Diana Weiland

    Long Term Care Nurse Advisor

    605-995-8057

    •Advisor for nursing facility and ICF/IID issues

    •Advisor for CNA testing and training

    •Licensure, certification, and enforcement actions


    Connie Richards

    Laboratory, Rural Health Clinic
    and Abortion Facilities Advisor

    605-773-3694

    •Advisor for laboratory, abortion facilities and RHC issues

    •Technical coordinator of ASPEN database


    Anthony Nelson

    Complaint Coordinator

    605-773-3497

    •Advisor on facility event reporting regarding abuse, neglect, misappropriation, and injuries of unknown origin

    •Coordinates complaint investigations


    Gary Kaus

    Radiation Safety (West River)

    605-642-6010

    •Technical assistance on radiation safety

    •Federal/state surveys of medical imaging equipment/procedures


    John Priest

    Radiation Safety (East River)

    605-367-5672

    •Technical assistance on radiation safety

    •Federal/state surveys of medical imaging equipment/procedures


    Bob Coolidge

    Pharmacy Consultant

    605-773-4520

    •Controlled Substances

    •Technical assistance for pharmacy issues for all facility types


    Doug Knutson

    Quality Information Enhancement System (QIES)
    and MDS Coordinator

    605-367-5442

    •Technical coordinator of OASIS database

    •Technical coordinator of QIES

    •Automated technical coordinator of federal Minimum Data Set


    Nancy Shoup

    Training Coordinator

    605-773-6533

    •Coordinates surveyor orientation and training


    Adeina Zeigler

    RAI Coordinator

    605-773-3674

    Coordinates Resident Assessment Instrument activities

    Derek Schiefelbein

    Scheduling Coordinator

    605-773-5234

    •Coordinates schedule of agency survey activities


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