Director of ER Chosen for Codington County Team Participating in "Reaching Rural"

Tuesday, April 02, 2024
Monica Everson, Director of Emergency Medicine
Monica Everson, Director of Emergency Medicine

Monica Everson, Director of Emergency Medicine, has been selected among six Watertown community members to participate in Reaching Rural.

The Reaching Rural: Advancing Collaborative Solutions campaign was developed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP). This highly selective group is comprised of only 10 teams and 13 individuals across the country.  Reaching Rural

Other Watertown members chosen are: Judge Carmen Means, Circuit Court Judge, 3rd Judicial Court; Kari Johnston, Executive Director, Human Service Agency; Alexis Buysse, Mental Health Officer, Watertown Police Department; Sara Foust, Director, Codington County Community Services; and Stacy Hendricks, Executive Director, Brothers & Sisters Behind Bars.

The team will be able to develop innovative solutions to substance use and misuse issues for individuals and the community. During this year-long collaborative project, they will work closely with sought-after rural justice experts and national organizations, like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and some of the best and brightest rural justice leaders to bring solutions back home.

Thank you Monica for stepping up on behalf of PLHS to support our community!