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North Central Heart, a division of Avera Heart Hospital, has a new CEO.
Jim Gangelhoff started at the clinic in May. He has more than 35 years of experience in nursing and health care administration and has held leadership positions at Rapid City Regional Hospital and Cardiology Associates PC in Rapid City.
“I’ve always considered North Central Heart Institute to be the premier cardiovascular medical group in South Dakota, and I am honored to have been chosen to help advance the group’s tradition of excellence,” Gangelhoff said. “I look forward to working with the physicians and staff of North Central Heart and Avera Heart Hospital in helping them deliver quality cardiovascular care to the patients we serve.”
North Central Heart, founded in 1981, has the largest fully dedicated cardiology group practice in the region with three cardiovascular surgeons, six general cardiologists, six interventional cardiologists, three electrophysiologists, three endovascular specialists, one heart failure specialist and seven nurse practitioners.
“We feel very fortunate to have been able to attract someone with as much experience as Jim Gangelhoff,” said Dr. David Nagelhout, president of North Central Heart. “His expertise and history, specifically in the heart arena, will allow us to continue to grow our practice and help the patients of this region continue to receive the very best medical care we can provide.”
Gangelhoff succeeds Brian McAlpin, who had served as CEO since 2009.
Avera Heart Hospital recently hired another Rapid City Regional Hospital executive as its top leader. Michael Gibbs, who served as president in Rapid City, replaced Jon Soderholm on May 1.
Jim Gangelhoff succeeds Brian McAlpin, who had served as CEO since 2009.