Healthcare YPs Exclusive Event


This event is exclusively for young professionals working in the healthcare industry. Dr. Dave Kapaska will lead a conversation around the growing needs of healthcare services in our area and the importance of young professionals in healthcare being involved in our community. Bring your questions! YPN members currently working in the healthcare industry are encouraged to attend and bring a co-worker or colleague.

Known by most as “Dr. K.”, Dave Kapaska, D.O. has dedicated his career to service. Dr. K. is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, earned his MBA from Southern Illinois University, and holds a medical degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa. He served as pilot in the U.S. Air Force before embarking on a career in both the business and medical realms. After spending 10 years as a family practice physician, Dr. K. assumed various hospital administrative roles, including Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, before ultimately serving as CEO of Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Prior to Dr. K.’s retirement in June, 2017, he also served as the Chair of the Board for the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as Immediate Past Chair.


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