Rock Rapids Native Elected To Sanford Health Board Of Trustees

Sioux Falls, SD — Sanford Health has announced that Rock Rapids native and First PREMIER Bank CEO Dana Dykhouse has been elected to serve on its Board of Trustees. Dykhouse will begin his term Jan. 1.

Sanford Health tells us their trustees are elected by the full Board and currently serve up to three 3-year terms. They say trustees represent a broad range of backgrounds, with extensive experience in health care, business, finance, technology, and the nonprofit sector.

The 12-member Board of Trustees oversees governance for the health system, guiding the pursuit of Sanford’s mission and providing oversight of the organization’s strategic direction and financial and operational performance.

Dykhouse says, “Living in Sioux Falls, I’ve had a front-row seat to the remarkable impact of Sanford Health. Sanford’s deep commitment to advancing the best in health care and investing in communities has had a profound impact on the wellbeing and economic strength of the region.” He says he is honored to join an outstanding team of leaders on the Board of Trustees and help advance Sanford Health’s mission of providing world-class health care for all.

Dykhouse joined First PREMIER Bank in 1995. Under his leadership, the bank’s total assets have grown from $250 million to more than $3 billion. With Dykhouse at the helm, First PREMIER Bank has been consistently ranked as one of the strongest-performing banks in the nation and one of the best banks to work for.

The Rock Rapids native is a longtime advocate and volunteer, investing his time in a number of economic development and community initiatives benefiting the region. He is currently the Chairman for the Build Dakota Scholarship Fund and South Dakota Technical Education Board. He also serves on the board for the Freedom Scholarship, the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce, and Northwestern Energy.


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