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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Joan Adam, Secretary of Health

Health Care Facility Licensure & Certification Staff

Cassandra Deffenbaugh

Administrator

605-773-3356

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

Deb Carlson

Assistant Administrator

605-394-1991

- Coordination of survey and certification process

- Personnel management (Rapid City and Pierre)


Patricia Brinkley

Assistant Administrator

605-367-5375

- Coordination of survey and certification process

- Personnel management (Sioux Falls and Mitchell)


Jim Bailey

Medical Facilities Engineer

605-367-5434

- 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


Jean Koch

Acute Care Nurse Advisor

605-995-8985

- Advisor for hospitals, ASCs, CAHs, and OPPT issues

- Licensure, certification, and enforcement actions


Andrea Andrus

605-295-3824

- ESRDs


Jennifer Maeschen

ALC, RLC
and AFC Nurse Advisor

605-995-8147

- Advisor for assisted living, residential living, and adult foster care issues

- Licensure, certification, and enforcement actions


Diana Weiland

Long Term Care and Abortion Facilities Advisor

605-995-8057

- Advisor for nursing facility and ICF/IID issues

- Advisor for CNA testing and training

- Licensure, certification, and enforcement actions


Denise Broadbent
Laboratory Advisor

605-394-6173

- Advisor for laboratory

- Technical coordinator of ASPEN database

- CLIA advisor

 


Patrick Howe

Radiation Safety (West River)

605-394-1992

- Technical assistance on radiation safety

- Federal/state surveys of medical imaging equipment/procedures


John Priest

Advisor Radiation Safety and Rural Health Clinic
605-367-5672

- Advisor for Radiation Safety, MQSA, and Rural Health Clinics issues
- Licensure, certification, and enforcement actions
- Federal/state surveys of medical imaging equipment/procedures


Connor McVay

605-773-3906

- Controlled Substances

- Technical assistance for pharmacy issues for all facility types


Shelly Walstead

Complaint and CNA Programs

605-367-7499 or 605-367-4640

- Facility event reporting abuse, neglect, misappropriation of funds, and injuries of unknown origin

- Coordinates complaint investigations

- Coordinates CNA enforcement activities


Susan Bakker

Hospice, Home Health, and PRTF Nurse Advisor

605-367-7495

- Advisor for hospice, home health, and Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF)

- OASIS Educational Coordinator for HHAs

- Licensure, certification, and enforcement actions


Elaine Hanley
MDS Coordinator
605-773-3497

- Coordinate MDS Activities
- Provide Technical Assistance for RAI questions


Kathy Welken

Training Coordinator

605-367-5373

- Coordinates surveyor orientation and training

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