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Med-Star Settling Into New Location
Even with a rapidly expanding health industry, a new report says South Dakota could do a lot more to improve conditions for nurses.
The Minnehaha County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday morning to designate Med-Star as the ambulance provider for the county.
Sanford Health’s effort to connect providers with patients using video technology has earned the health system a place on InformationWeek’s Elite 100 list. Available in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa, Video Visits is a technology that allows patients to consult with a provider for non-emergency health care concerns via a mobile device or computer.
Dakotas-based Sanford Health is securing more office space in North Dakota and posting dozens of jobs as its insurance subsidiary prepares to take over as the primary provider for state workers.
House leaders say their chamber will approve a bipartisan compromise this week preventing deep cuts in physicians' Medicare fees and extending health care funds for children and low-income seniors.
When the potential fallout is explained, though, most say it would hurt the country.
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton is launching a $3.5 million renovation project that will take a year to complete.
Southeast Tech has created a cutting-edge mobile Licensed Practical Nurse/Certified Nursing Assistant Simulation Lab that headed on the road the week of March 9 to serve students in the Chamberlain area. The lab, located at the Avera Clinic in Chamberlain, is outfitted in a wi-fi enabled semi trailer custom designed for LPN and CNA lab experiences as well as testing.
From March through July the Simulation Lab will be in Chamberlain as an LPN lab.
The South Dakota Senate and House are going to work out differences in a bill that would help ensure insurance coverage for a key treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Federal health officials say 21,393 South Dakota residents selected health insurance plans during the second enrollment period under a provision of the Affordable Care Act.
Brookings Health System announced today it has been named as one of the nation’s HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals by iVantage Health Analytics.
The study and announcement of the 2015 HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals, including Brookings Health System, highlights top performing hospitals as determined through the Hospital Strength INDEX™.
Profile by Sanford is opening up its first Oklahoma location. The weight management program has expanded to 22 stores in nine states.
Brookings Health System’s occupational therapy team now offers vision therapy to help patients who experience a concussion, severe head injury or stroke recover and get back to normal activities of daily living.
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