Huron Plainman | Haigh-Blume joins HRMC as Director of Information Services

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HURON – Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is pleased to announce that Rachel Haigh-Blume has joined HRMC as Director of Information Services (IS), according to Erick Larson, President and CEO.

As Director, Haigh-Blume will coordinate IS-related activities for the HRMC Hospital and Physicians’ Clinic. She will provide administrative leadership to the IS team to set and achieve goals, eliminate security risks, and provide technology solutions that improve the patient and staff experience. She will also define and implement IS policies, procedures and best practices and act as HRMC’s security manager.

Haigh-Blume has over 20 years of professional experience in respiratory care, managing clinical departments and leading education. She served as executive director of the South Dakota Northeast Region Health Education Center for five years, where she was instrumental in creating health care-based educational opportunities for students in the region. She also served the youth of the community as a Junior Achievement volunteer for ten years.

“Rachel’s foundation in clinical healthcare and her experience in the not-for-profit sector, coupled with her perspective that everything we do is for the patient, make her an excellent candidate for this position” , explained Larson. “His desire to help others and his commitment to the community aligns with our goal of providing quality health care, close to home.”

Haigh-Blume holds an Associate of Science in Business Management and a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care from Dakota State University in Madison. She earned a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN. Currently, Haigh-Blume is enrolled in a data analytics program through Career Foundry.

Haigh-Blume looks forward to her work as Director of IS at HRMC as an opportunity to positively impact patient experience and community care. “Technology is improving patient care every day,” said Haigh-Blume. “The purpose of my work is for all of our team members to remember that there is always a patient behind the work we do, not just a number or a computer.”

Haigh-Blume lives near Hitchcock with her husband, Brian, and son, Bentley. She enjoys spending time with her family and reading.

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