Having worked in cardiac critical care for the last 20 years, Diane Eide understands the value of team-based care and effective communications among family members and healthcare professionals. During her time at the Avera Heart Hospital, she provided conscious sedation and used critical care skills during emergency situations and for scheduled procedures. In addition, Diane worked in the urgent care setting providing care and education to individuals seeking health care services.
Ending the stigma of addiction is also important to her, and she has a passion for substance use disorder education and prevention. Diane will continue to impact quality healthcare at the South Dakota Foundation for Medicare Care through education and technical assistance as a member of the Project First Line and the South Dakota Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention program teams.
As a graduate of South Dakota State University, Diane has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She has also maintained certification in basic life support (BLS) and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS).