The board of Regional Health, Rapid City, S.D., named Charles Hart, M.D., as its president and chief executive officer after approving the new system's bylaws and articles of incorporation.
Regional Health, the parent organization of Rapid City (S.D.) Regional Hospital, was created in July 2003 to reorganize governance and management of the hospital and its other healthcare facilities.
Hart, 54, has been interim president and co-CEO of Rapid City Regional since July 2003 and will stay until a replacement is named. He joined the hospital's medical staff in 1983, became medical liaison officer in 1992 and vice president of medical affairs in March 2003.