David M. Dorsett Healthcare Community

David M. Dorsett Healthcare Community by Welcov Healthcare
  • Pinnacle Customer Experience Award - 2018
  • AHCA Silver Level Service Award - 2017
1020 North 10th Street
Spearfish, SD 57783
Fax: 605-717-8412

Features & Activities

Whether your stay is short term or long term, we make every effort to make sure you feel at home, catering to your needs and desires with:

  • Private room options
  • 3 nutritious meals a day
  • Outdoor courtyard
  • Social and recreational activities
  • Holiday meals & events
  • Musical entertainment
  • Religious services
  • Trips & shopping excursions
  • Unlimited visiting hours
  • Pet visits welcome
  • Transportation services
  • Free wireless Internet
  • Computer access
Our Community


Founded during the Black Hills Gold Rush of 1876, Spearfish quickly grew as a food supplier and lifeline to the mining camps. With a tradition of caring for others in our roots, Dorsett Healthcare Community has been proud to serve our region for more than 60 years.

Whether you need transitional care following a hospitalization or require long-term care because it’s no longer safe to stay at home, Spearfish offers a peaceful retreat and place of healing. Our team of dedicated professionals provides the exceptional quality care you deserve.


Award Winning Care

David M. Dorsett Healthcare Community is the winner of the prestigious Pinnacle Customer Experience Award for providing best-in-class senior healthcare services. The honor is presented annually by Pinnacle Quality Insight, a firm that measures customer satisfaction in the healthcare industry.

Our Approach

Working closely with your physician, family and other healthcare providers, our team creates your individualized care program. Once you’re here, our medical director, primary physician and their teams visit frequently, assessing your current health status and adjusting your care plan as needed.

Our dedicated post-acute unit includes separate dining for rehab residents. Staffed by experienced and compassionate nurses, therapists and caregivers, we have a well-earned reputation for successfully transitioning patients back home or to a lower level of care.

Additionally, we have a memory-care unit with staff specially trained in caring for patients with dementia. Providing a homey feel with bright windows, the secure unit has private dining and an outdoor patio area. Special amenities for our dementia patients include massage, aroma and musical therapy programming. Led by dementia expert Dr. Deb Kullerd, our memory-care unit offers outstanding care and is the only one in the northern Black Hills area.

David M. Dorsett’s medical capabilities and services include:

  • Audiology
  • Bariatric
  • Behavior Services/Patients
  • Bipap
  • Central lines with PICC lines
  • Chest tubes
  • Complex disease management
  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s unit
  • Dental care
  • Hospice
  • Inpatient & outpatient therapy
  • Isolation/Private rooms
  • IV therapy/IV push
  • MDRO
  • On-site lab draws
  • Optometry
  • Orthopedic specialty
  • Ostomy care
  • Pain management nursing program
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • PICC line
  • Pleurx cath
  • Podiatry
  • Post-surgical care
  • Psychology/Psychiatric services
  • Physical, occupational & speech therapy
  • Respiratory & ventilator care
  • Respite care
  • Sepsis & infection care
  • Stroke & neurological care
  • TPN
  • Trach
  • Trilogy vent
  • Tube feedings
  • Wound care by certified nurse
  • Wound vac therapy

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Client Stories
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Connie and Nick Aluner are no strangers to the David Dorsett Healthcare Community. After Connie's hip injury she spent some time in the transitional care unit regaining function. Shortly after, Nick was introduced to the transitional care unit after knee complications. The two have since returned home making this a truly remarkable success story.
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“I have Osteoporosis so bad, it has caused me to brake four bones. I have stayed at Dorsett all four times for rehab. The girls in the physical therapy department get me going, every time. My physician asked me, recently, if I would like to schedule my therapy sessions anywhere in Rapid City, and I told him, ‘I’d rather do it at Dorsett."
— Betty P
rehab patient
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The Dorsett staff are very caring and the food is very tasty. Our admission process was very smooth and timely. Since my mother had two strokes, it became evident my Dad also needed to be placed here. Now they’re are able to share a room together.
— Sandi L.
daughter of long-term-care residents Shirley and Bill.
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I had knee surgery so I needed more care than I could get at home. The therapy team are all so nice and professional. They give me encouragement and faith, and are preparing me for my journey home. Dorsett is a nice and an inviting place for good rehab and overall care.
— Carol W.
transitional-care patient
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