Mark Schulte, FACHE
Monument Health Sturgis Hospital
Mark Schulte is president of Monument Health Sturgis Hospital. His healthcare leadership career has focused on one of our country’s most vulnerable populations—those who live in rural areas. The three communities in which he has served have a combined population of fewer than 10,000 people. Continued access to services and care close to home are two of his guiding principles. Among his own list of his most prized achievements, Mr. Schulte counts development of a health services delivery strategy for Monument Health that takes into account existing capital investment and future community medical needs across five distinct Black Hills markets.
In addition, Mr. Schulte led a sustainability strategy focused on recruiting care providers and building a $10 million outpatient clinic—the largest construction project ever completed in Sturgis—which upon completion was the first consolidated care setting for the community. He was also instrumental in the successful go-live of an EHR system at Philip Health Services, one of Monument Health’s remote locations. Mr. Schulte currently serves on the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations Board of Directors and the Health Services Administration Advisory Council for the Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota. He is also a former ACHE Regent for South Dakota. Mr. Schulte is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.