Sioux Falls, South Dakota — We had a chance to talk with the Rock Valley native who is set to become the top medical officer in the Avera system.
Dr. Kevin Post gives us his thoughts on his new position.
He tells us what the job entails.
Dr. Post tells us he’s originally from southern Lyon County, but went to high school in Rock Valley.
After 12 years at Hegg Health Center Avera in Rock Valley, he transitioned to work in emergency medicine for Avera Sacred Heart in Yankton, S.D. and for a hospital in Sioux City before being named to this position, which he will take over at the end of this year. He received his undergraduate degree close to home as well, at Dordt College (now Dordt University) in Sioux Center.
Original story published on Aug 28, 2019 at 4:17 p.m.:
Sioux Falls, South Dakota — A Rock Valley native has been named to a top spot in the Avera health network.
According to Avera President and CEO Bob Sutton, Dr. Kevin Post has accepted the role of Avera Medical Group’s Chief Medical Officer upon the retirement of Dr. Tad Jacobs at the end of 2019. Dr. Post will start in October in order to spend some time learning the role with Dr. Jacobs.
Dr. Post began his medical career as a primary care physician providing care in clinic, long-term care, and inpatient settings, including emergency and obstetrical care. After 12 years at Hegg
Health Center Avera in Rock Valley, he transitioned to work in emergency medicine for Avera Sacred Heart in Yankton, S.D. and for a hospital in Sioux City.
Post says he accepted the position because he wants to represent his colleagues across the system. He says it’s important that the voice of the physician be heard in this challenging health care climate. Post tells us the focus should be on the patient.
Dr. Post has served in a variety of leadership roles, including Primary Care Service Line Steering Committee, LIGHT Steering Committee for physician and advanced practice provider well-being, Physician Champion and trainer for several electronic medical record conversions and upgrades, and physician advisor to help other physicians with clinical documentation and utilization review. He’s also volunteered his leadership skills as Medical Director for the Rock Valley Ambulance Association and the Hegg Health Center Avera Board.
Dr. Post hails from Rock Valley and earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from Dordt College in Sioux Center. He obtained his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines College and served his residency at Siouxland Family Medicine Foundation in Sioux City.