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Minot physician appointed to AHA Midwest board

Dr. Jeffrey Sather, chief of staff at Trinity Health in Minot, has been appointed to the board of directors of the American Heart Association, Midwest Region, for a two-year term.

The American Heart Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease.

“Dr. Sather will be a tremendous asset to our board of trustees. He has a wealth of knowledge to lend our organization, and I look forward to working with him to advance the mission of the American Heart Association and improve the lives of people across the Midwest,” said Kevin Harker, executive vice president of the association’s Midwest region.

Sather earned a psychology degree from Minot State University and his medical degree from the University of North Dakota. He also has a master’s in business administration from the University of Tennessee and completed emergency medicine residency training at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio. He is board certified in emergency medicine and a Fellow in the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Sather has been active in the healthcare industry at various levels since 1980. He has been employed at Trinity Health since 1992, holding many leadership positions. In addition to serving as chief of staff, he is medical director of the Emergency Trauma Center.

Sather has been a medical director for the North Dakota Department of Health since 2014. His responsibilities include medical direction over the Division of Emergency Medical Systems, including the pre-hospital EMS, cardiac, stroke systems and emergency preparedness in the Health Facilities and Response section. He has led statewide initiatives that have brought together the health systems within the state to develop statewide protocol and systems around cardiac and stroke care.

Sather also serves on the Board of Directors of Trinity Health, Great Plains Quality Innovation Network and Quality Health Associates of North Dakota as as board president.

As a member of the Midwest Region Board of Directors, Sather will help oversee the American Heart Association’s efforts in a 13-state region, comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

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