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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, 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

Susan Christensen

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 Carlson

ALC, Hospice, HHA, RLC
and AFC Nurse Advisor

605-394-1991

-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

 


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)

605-367-5442

-Technical coordinator of OASIS database

-Technical coordinator of QIES

-Automated technical coordinator of federal Minimum Data Set


LaJeanne Armstrong

Complaint Coordinator
and MDS Coordinator

605-773-3497

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

-Coordinates complaint investigations


Cindy Koopman Viergets, REHS

Sanitation Coordinator

605-642-6263

-Technical assistance for environmental, sanitation, health, food safety and specific areas of infection control within all provider types


Jana Doherty

Training Coordinator

605-773-6203

-Coordinates surveyor orientation and training

-Coordinates CNA program

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