Lynne A. Valenti
Cabinet Secretary

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July 11,2017

Department of Social Services Hires Interim Hospital Administrator

PIERRE S.D. – The Department of Social Services is pleased to announce Marcene Dickes has accepted a position as the interim hospital administrator at the Human Services Center (HSC) in Yankton, S.D.

Marcene is an RN with a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration, and over 35 years of administrative experience in a variety of hospital settings including Sanford, Avera and hospitals in Chicago and Kansas City.

“We are excited to welcome Marcene to our team and look forward to working with her,” said state Department of Social Services Secretary Lynne Valenti. “I am confident Marcene has the knowledge and experience to lead HSC as the interim administrator.”

Marcene will start on Aug. 14, 2017, and will remain the interim hospital administrator until a permanent administrator is hired.

HSC is a licensed in-patient state psychiatric hospital and chemical dependency treatment facility which provides services for acute, psychiatric rehabilitation, geriatric and adolescent patients. The hospital has been providing care to the people of South Dakota since 1879.