Healthcare

In The Moment ... August 23, 2018 Show 407 Hour 1

Concerns over American health insurance policy are mounting ahead of mid-term elections. A group of North and South Dakotans called "Dakotans For Health" is focused on maintaining provisions of the Affordable Care Act. They've released the "South Dakota Rural Health Report." 

 Rick Weiland and Adam Weiland stopped by the SDPB Sioux Falls studio to talk about the challenges of rural healthcare and how the politics of the Affordable Care Act are impacting us all.  

South Dakota Breaks Record for Suicide Deaths in 2017

Jul 24, 2018
South Dakota Department of Health

In 2017, South Dakota saw the highest number of suicides in state history. This is the second time the state has broken its own suicide record in less than five years.

The state Department of Health reports 192 South Dakotans died by suicide in 2017. State epidemiologist Dr. Josh Clayton says the last time the state broke this record was in 2015 with 173 suicide deaths.

“In 2017 we did see about 80% of the suicides from male individuals," he says. "The highest rate of suicides did come among the population of 20 to 24 year-olds.”

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... June 27, 2018 Show 367 Hour 2

The 2018 Kids Count Data Book has been released. South Dakota project director Carol Cochran joins us for an overview.

Adria Botella

Avera's Wallace Jackmon thinks the topic of media induced anxiety and depression is worthy of a national conversation. Dr. Jackmon has been chosen to present at the National Association of Social Workers national convention in Washington D.C. this week. He joins us with a preview.

Jackie Hendry

Officials with Avera health hope their new hospital on 69th and Louise in Sioux Falls becomes more than a place for patients to receive care. They’re looking to make it a gathering place for a growing community

The new hospital is set to open next year, and will include operating rooms, addiction care, a meditation room and a restaurant. The $130 million undertaking is the most expensive construction project in the history of Sioux Falls. But for now, steel beams and concrete floors only hint at what’s to come.

Bob Sutton Named New CEO of Avera Health

Jun 1, 2018
Avera Health

Avera Health is welcoming its first new CEO is more than 40 years. The organization announces Bob Sutton as the successor to retiring CEO John Porter.  

Bob Sutton is a South Dakota native, current president of the Board of Regents, and has held a variety of positions within the Avera system since he was first hired in 20-13. His most recent position was Executive Vice President of Human Resources.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 24, 2018 Show 344 Hour 2

Decmocratic candidate for U.S. House Tim Bjorkman joins the program with an update on his campaign. We discuss the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs and how the candidate says money has changed the way democracy works ... and how to turn it around with integrity.

USD Center for Disabilities Establishes Oyate' Circle

May 14, 2018
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The University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities is launching an educational outreach effort focused on Native Americans with disabilities. The Oyate’ Circle will host educational workshops in tribal communities. 

Jim Warne is a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe and has more than 20 years of experience running disability-focused training groups in San Diego, California. He’s been hired to lead the new program, and says he’s excited to help his own tribe and others in the state.

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Management of the Rapid City Indian Health Services Hospital is in the early stages of transferring from the federal government to area tribes. The Oglala Sioux, Cheyenne River Sioux and Rosebud Sioux Tribes all authorize the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board to operate the facility. 

The Sioux San hospital is a secondary care unit for members of those three tribes. Poor federal inspection results and last year’s proposed closure of the inpatient and emergency departments prompted the tribes to investigate other management options.

Avera Health

Avera Health plans to build an Addiction Care Center on its new campus at 69th and Louise in Sioux Falls. Avera psychiatrist Dr. Matthew Stanley says an estimated 10%-15% of the general population struggles with some kind of chemical dependency. 

In The Moment ... January 29, 2018 Show 265 Hour 2

The voices of women continue to resonate in American politics, business, and the entertainment industry. But are we speaking out about how women are represented in medical research?

The FDA has launched a "Diverse Women in Clinical Trials Campaign." We're joined by Lora Black, Senior Director of Clinical Research at Sanford Health.

In The Moment ... January 26, 2018 Show 264 Hour 1

First Lady Linda Daugaard joins us for a look at infant mortality rates in South Dakota and the work that continues to be done to save the lives of babies in the state.

SD Legislature

South Dakota lawmakers are weighing the issue of a mother's privacy over her infant's health. The debate begins in the Senate Health and Human Services committee.

Senate Bill 105 authorizes healthcare practitioners to test infants up to 28 days old for controlled substances if they exhibit relevant symptoms. The bill allows the test with or without parental consent. If results are positive, the practitioner must report them to the Department of Social Services. 

Sanford Health Expands to Five New Countries

Jan 23, 2018
Sanford Health

Sanford Health is establishing a presence in five countries in 2018. It's also expanding preexisting services in China and Ghana.

On Tuesday, Sanford announced it's expansion to New Zealand, Ireland, Vietnam, Costa Rica and South Africa. It's also expanding on the 23 current Sanford Clinics in Ghana, and adding remote physician partnerships for oncology support in China. 

Dan Blue is the Executive Vice President of Sanford World Clinic. He said these partnerships help hospital staff learn from other physicians around the world.

In The Moment ... January 11, 2018 Show 254 Hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm joins In the Moment for his weekly preview of On Call with the Prairie Doc. This week's conversation talks about the history of the television program and where to find accurate medical information.

In The Moment ... December 21, 2017 Show 245 Hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm joins us for a weekly preview of "On Call with the Prairie Doc." Today we talk a little about music, his son Eric (who joined us today for Moment in Sound), and about medical education in South Dakota.

Longtime Avera CEO Announces Retirement

Dec 15, 2017
Avera Health

After 44 years with the Avera Health system, President and CEO John Porter is retiring. His tenure spanned decades of growth, including the joining of the Benedictine and Presentation health systems into Avera Health in 2000.

John Porter has a few major milestones to celebrate. After a more than four-decade career with Avera, this next year sees his 70th birthday and his 50th wedding anniversary. After reflecting with his wife, Porter says that's why now seems like the perfect time to move on.

In The Moment ... December 14, 2017 Show 240 Hour 2 

Dr Richard Holm joins us for our weekly preview of "On Call with the Prairie Doc." This week we talk about pancreatic cancer.

In The Moment ... December 5, 2017 Show 233 Hour 2 

Deanna Larson is CEO of Avera eCare. She joins us for a conversation about innovations in rural healthcare and why relationships are key in telemedicine.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... November 28, 2017 Show 228 Hour 1

Paul Weckman is a retired U.S. Navy Captain and the current director of Sanford Health’s new department of veterans and military services. He joins us to discuss the goals of the initiative.

In The Moment ... November 13, 2017 Sh0w 218 Hour 2 

Avera Health recently partnered with the University of Sioux Falls to plan a poverty simulation for healthcare professionals. Paula Lubeck is a nursing simulation coordinator at Avera. Nick Schwedhelm is an accelerated nursing student at USF.

We talk empathy, professional development, and the realities many among us face on a daily basis.

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In The Moment ... October 24, 2017 Show 205 Hour 1

November first is the first day of open enrollment with the Affordable Care Act. On October 12th, President Trump signed an executive order designed to end Obama-era reimbursements for insurers help with service to low-income consumers. We talk health insurance for South Dakotans with Jennifer Grassrope, Outreach & Enrollment Specialist for the Affordable Care Act, and Kirk Zimmer, Executive Vice President, Sanford Health Plan.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... October 17, 2017 Show 200 Hour 2

 Protocols ignore patients, doctors provide healthcare rather than practice medicine, and humanity slips away in favor of the commodity that healthcare has become. Dr. Victoria Sweet is the award-winning author of “God’s Hotel.” Her new book is called “Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing.”

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... August 1, 2017 Show 146 Hour 1

We've been looking at health insurance in the state and how the national conversation impacts you. Joining us today studios is Debra Muller. She is CEO of Avera Health Plan.

Large farming operations aren't the only ones contributing to the ag economy. That's what prompted lawmakers to change the classification for ag land for taxation purposes. SDPB's Lee Strubinger introduces us to a small acreage, high variety farmers in the Black Hills who stand to benefit from the change.

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In The Moment ... July 19, 2017 Show 137 Hour 1

Rounds for Senate

South Dakota US Senator Mike Rounds says the revised Senate healthcare overhaul bill is a step in the right direction.
 
The revision was released Thursday morning.
 
Rounds says the bill should lower the cost of healthcare while continuing to provide access for those who need it.
 

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 28, 2017 Show 124 Hour 2

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states must create an indicator of English Language Proficiency for k-12 students. More than 80 different languages are spoken in homes across South Dakota. Some school districts have very few English language learners, but in districts like Huron, nearly 1 in 4 students speak a language other than English at home. And as the population of Sioux Falls grows and diversifies, the need for resources increases.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 3, 2017 Show 085 Hour 1

For national Small Business Week, we sit down with Sioux Falls businessman Vick Strizheus. He's an international internet entrepreneur, speaker, author and business strategist. He's founder and creator of Four Percent, a training center for modern entrepreneurs.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 2,2017 Show 084 Hour 1

To love someone is inherently risky. Poet Christine Stewart's book "Untrussed" explores the promises of love and loss. If you joined the SDPB Book Club last year, you recently discovered a copy of "Untrussed" in your mailbox. She joins us today to talk about "wonderful rejections," autobiography in poetry and more.

South Dakota Rock and Roll Music Association

In The Moment ... April 21, 2017 Show 077 Hour 1

South Dakota music legend Nick Schwebach joins us as we celebrate his induction into the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Lifetime Achievement Award. We’ll talk music and friendship as Schwebach plays live for our weekly Moment in Sound segment.

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