South Dakota Mission: Lifeline Structure

Updated:Oct 8,2012
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SD Mission Lifeline Structure
Thank you for participating in this project.  Below you'll find information about the structure of the South Dakota Mission: Lifeline initiative.

Gary Myers, MS
Director Mission: Lifeline South Dakota
EMS Consultant for Midwest Affiliate
(605) 215-1551
P.O. Box 90545
Sioux Falls, SD  57109-0545 
American Heart Association
Regional Office
1005 12 Ave. SE 
Jamestown, ND  58401 

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Rebekah Cradduck, SD AHO
Kris Gunther, Avera
Alisa Knudson, Avera
Denise Muntefeering, Avera
Kathleen O'Neill, AHA
Julie Poppe, Regional Health
Pam Schochenmeier, South Dakota
Steve Schroeder, Avera
Travis Spier, Sanford Health
John Srtska, Avera
Lynn Thomas, Sanford Health
Shelly Turbak, Prairie Lakes
Sheila Volesch, Prairie Lakes
Dr. Evilio Garcia, Watertown
Dr. Navin Gupta, Avera St. Luke's
Dr. Michael Hibbard, Avera
Dr. Tom Stys, Sanford Health
Dr. Jim Walder, Regional Health


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The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust provides funding for innovative projects that use information technologies to connect rural patients to specialty medical care, provides the latest medical therapies and facilitates programs for underserved populations that place particular stress on existing health care facilities and local governments.

In April, 2010 the Helmsley Charitable Trust awarded the American Heart Association an $8.4 million grant to build a STEMI system of care in the state of South Dakota.  The Mission: Lifeline funding is part of the Helmsley Rural Health Program which over the last two years awarded a total of more than $13 million in grants to institutions and organizations in the upper Midwest.

To join us as a partner, or find more information about the project, contact:

Gary Myers, MS,NREMT
Sr. Mission: Lifeline Director
EMS Consultant for Midwest Affiliate

(605) 215-1551
PO Box 90545
Sioux Falls, SD  57109-545