|The Black Hills Surgical Hospital (BHSH)
is located in Rapid City, South Dakota and has been operating as a
licensed specialty hospital since 1997.
BHSH focuses primarily on orthopaedic and neurosurgical procedures.
BHSH prides itself on its hotel-like ambiance. Its modern building,
state-of-the art equipment, five star food and superior service
enable BHSH to meet or exceed the needs of patients and their surgeons.
BHSH was originally built in 1996 and is now approximately 75,000
square feet with 11 operating rooms, 26 overnight rooms and a clinical
staff of 166. There are currently 93 physicians who have medical
staff privileges at Black Hills Surgical Hospital. In 1998 MRI and
CT services were added and in 2001 a 20,000 square foot addition
with 18 overnight rooms and support facilities was completed. The
facility is conveniently located with access to both public and
private transportation. The facility, including land, are owned
by Black Hills Surgical Hospital, LLP which is 54.2% owned by MFC.
BHSH utilizes the most powerful imaging tool available, a 3-Tesla
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). This state-of-the-art imaging
tool is twice as fast and powerful as standard MRI machines. The
3-Tesla produces images that are of higher resolution and of greater
detail. This improves a physician's ability to see smaller structures
than conventional magnet systems, allowing for more accurate diagnoses
of both routine and hard-to-detect conditions. The increased speed
means that the scanning process is quicker for the patient.
Rapid City is South Dakota's second largest city with a population
of 68,000 The Metropolitan Statistical Area has 126,382 inhabitants
with a median age of 36.4. The population growth rate in this area
has been stable over the last five years.
Some 143,000 persons live within a 50 mile radius of Rapid City
and forms BHSH's primary service. Approximately 68% of BHSH patients
reside within this area. A further 20% of Black Hills Surgical Hospital's
patients reside within its secondary service area of a 150 mile
radius of Rapid City (combined population of 454,900).
Hills Surgical Hospital's website for a virtual tour of the