Business briefs, 07-09-19

Steinhoff elected as SDFDA Vice President 

BROOKINGS – Mitch Steinhoff of Eidsness Funeral Home in Brookings was elected and installed as vice president of the South Dakota Funeral Directors Association (SDFDA) at its annual state convention held on May 8-10 at The Lodge at Deadwood.

This year’s convention marked the association’s 120th anniversary. 

Steinhoff will serve on the executive board of the SDFDA as vice president for the 2019-2020 association year. 

The South Dakota Funeral Directors Association is a professional association that represents the funeral service professional and the funeral home establishments in the state. The association provides education, legislative representation and public relations statewide.

Coverstone promoted at Discovery Benefits

BROOKINGS – Due to growth, Discovery Benefits promoted Crystal Coverstone to claims supervisor. 

Coverstone joined Discovery Benefits in 2016 as a COBRA implementation manager. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business management from Rasmussen College. 

Discovery Benefits is a national leader in employee benefits administration founded in 1987. The company provides administration of health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, health reimbursement arrangements, commuter benefits, COBRA and direct bill and has a presence in all 50 states. Discovery Benefits has offices in Fargo, North Dakota, and Brookings.

Legacy Healthcare takes over nursing facilities

BROOKINGS – On July 1, Legacy Healthcare officially began operating a group of 16 skilled nursing facilities in South Dakota. Avantara Arlington will be part of the Legacy Healthcare network in South Dakota.

Stretching from Rapid City to Sioux Falls, this transaction enables Legacy to create a second regional hub, in addition to its existing hub in the Chicago market. Over the last 10 years Legacy has had the opportunity to revitalize many facilities through implementing clinical best practices, advanced medical technology, and robust customer service. 

Legacy’s mission statement speaks of investing in people – employees and residents first – which will be the primary focus during this transition. 

“It is an honor to be a part of the South Dakota community,” said Connie Ortega, VP of Operations for Legacy Healthcare. “

Legacy Healthcare will continue to be in constant contact with the state of South Dakota, regional hospitals, and local healthcare providers which will help facilitate new, advanced and needed specialty programs to enable residents to remain closer to their homes and families. 


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