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Sanford Childrens Hospital Announces New Chief Medical Officer

Sanford PICU Director Best Candidate for the Position

(Sioux Falls, SD) - Joseph Segeleon, MD has been appointed to Sanford Children’s Hospital Chief Medical Officer for Sioux Falls. Dr. Segeleon replaces Eugene Hoyme, MD who was recently named president of Sanford Research. Dr. Segeleon has served as the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, or PICU, director for many years and has been instrumental in the development of the pediatric practice at Sanford Health.

“Dr. Segeleon’s training, skills, experience and his commitment will help Sanford Children’s continue its reputation as a leader in pediatric care in our region,” says Charles O’Brien, MD, president of Sanford USD Medical Center. “He will work with nurse leaders, physicians and staff to continue to provide safe, quality care at Sanford Children’s. He will also help shape the future of Sanford Children’s Hospital.”

Dr. Segeleon’s background includes educator, administrator and physician. He worked as an assistant professor of pediatric intensive care at the Sanford School of Medicine at The University of South Dakota School from 1997 to 2002. He returned to South Dakota in 2005 as associate professor of pediatrics, chief division of pediatric critical care medicine and was promoted to professor in 2011. Dr. Segeleon was also instrumental in shaping the concept of what is now the Sanford Children’s Hospital facility.

Dr. Segeleon has already started in his new role at Sanford Children’s and will still maintain the role of director for the PICU at Sanford Children’s. 

Jessica Brovold | Sanford Media Strategist | Sioux Falls Region
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