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COVID Innovations South Dakota Healthcare Providers Plan To Keep


In The Moment … January 22nd, 2021 Show 976 Hour 2

Hospitals and clinics in South Dakota have been under incredible pressure during the COVID pandemic as thousands of South Dakotans have contracted the contagion. But the field hospitals we prepared for in March have not been needed so far, and hospital capacity, though strained, has overall held strong. So how are thousands of people getting the care they need? 
We look at how South Dakota health care providers pivoted for a pandemic. We'll look at how they were poised to respond, how they quickly adjusted to the emerging science of COVID care, and what they've learned about the health care delivery of the future. 


  • Guests:
  • Amy Thiesse, Sanford's vice president of Nursing and Clinical Services for the Sioux Falls Network. 
  • Rhonda Wiering, vice president of Clinical Growth & Innovation for Avera@Home.
  • Dr. Philip Meyer, hospitalist with Avera St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre.
  • Bryan Slaba, chief executive officer of Wagner Community Memorial Hospital. 


Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

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