Deniger Promoted to Clinical Nurse Coordinator for HRMC Physicians Clinic

December 27, 2019

Huron, S.D. – HRMC Physicians Clinic is pleased to announce Katie Deniger, RN, has been promoted to clinical nurse coordinator, according to Jennifer Kalahar, CPME, clinic director for Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC).

Deniger began her new role on December 16 and is responsible for managing, planning and coordinating the clinical operations of the HRMC Physicians Clinic. She assists the physicians, nursing and front desk staff to organize and prioritize workload, as needed. Deniger also functions as a patient advocate and communicates with families and health professionals regarding care of the patients.

“Katie has been a key part of our Physicians Clinic nursing team since we opened in 2014 and is a natural leader,” said Kalahar. “Her knowledge, experience and compassion for people – both patients and coworkers – make her an excellent fit for this role as we continue to add specialties and grow our Physicians Clinic team.”

Deniger, who has worked as an internal and family medicine clinic nurse for more than five years, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture from Oregon State University. She also holds an Associate of Science degree in nursing from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D. Prior to joining the HRMC Physicians Clinic, Deniger worked as a nurse at Tschetter & Hohm Clinic and as a Clinical Care Coordinator at Sanford Hospital. Prior to returning to South Dakota, she was a horticulturist at an organic herb farm in Oregon.

“I’m excited to take on this new role and responsibility,” said Deniger. “We have a great team of physicians, providers and staff caring for many in our community. I look forward to helping lead our team to provide the excellent care our patients have come to expect.”

Originally from Huron, she graduated from Huron High School and is the daughter of John and Laurie Deniger. She and her significant other, Eric Tillman, have one son named Jonah who is nine years old. In her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding, four-wheeling in the Black Hills and gardening.

HRMC Physicians Clinic provides care for the whole family under one roof at 534 Oregon Avenue. More information about services including adult and pediatric care, general surgery, orthopedics and urology is available at Appointments can be made by calling 605-353-7660.

Katie Deniger, RN