Dodie Brown worked in the home health and hospice field from 1968-2008. During her 40 year home health career, she worked for the Department of Health, Pennington County and Rapid City Regional Hospital. Her goals were always to increase access to care and develop innovative strategies to make home health and hospice available to undeserved populations and in rural communities. Dodie assembled a hospice team and started hospice services in the community and helped the program become the first Medicare certified agency in South Dakota. She worked tirelessly to open an inpatient Hospice House in 2007.
Dodie served on the National Association of Home Care Board of Directors from 1994-2003, serving as the vice-chairman of the board in 2003. She has served on numerous regional and statewide boards. The impact of her work is not only evident in the care available through Pennington, Custer and Fall River counties, but throughout the region as she provide consultation to the state and other programs.
Dodie and her husband Jerry are retired and live in Rapid City, South Dakota. She has three children and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, golfing and volunteering
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