IHS restricts care at Rosebud hospital
ROSEBUD – The Emergency Room (ER) at the Rosebud Hospital was diverted to an Urgent Care room on December 5, effective at 6pm by order of Ronald Cornelius and Dr. Mark Jackson.
Dr. Jackson is the Chief Medical Officer of the Great Plains Region. Ronald Cornelius is the Area Director of the Great Plains Region. Their offices are based in Aberdeen, SD. The decision to limit the care provided in regard to emergency room services was made late in the day on Friday, December 4, 2015.
“It was really disturbing to get a call at 4pm on a Friday afternoon, it was unreasonable, uncalled for and shouldn’t have happened,” President Willie Kindle told tribal council and community members who had gathered for a special meeting over the weekend.