Dr. David Basel

SDPB

In The Moment … January 27th, 2021 Show 979 Hour 2

Though Symptoms May Persist, COVID-19 Reinfection Rare

Oct 27, 2020

The most recent CDC guidance says people can continue to test positive for COVID-19 up to three months after their initial diagnosis. But so far, those people don’t appear to be re-infected with the virus or contagious to others.

Dr. David Basel is the Vice President of Clinical Quality with Avera Medical Group. He says there have been very few instances of COVID-19 re-infection in the country.

Covid-19 Update: Dr. David Basel

Oct 26, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … October 26, 2020 Show 928 Hour 2

South Dakota reached 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in one twice in October. The odds that you personally know someone with a confirmed case have increased. What do we know now about this virus that we didn't know before? When should you go to the hospital during a bout with the deadly disease? What can we do to fight back the latest virus surge?  Dr. David Basel is vice president for Clinical Quality with Avera Medical Group. 

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

South Dakota Department of Health

North Dakota is asking people to conduct their own contact tracing as the state’s Department of Health is overwhelmed with new COVID-19 cases.

Here in South Dakota, some doctors are giving similar directions as the Department of Health works to track down close contacts.

Jackie Hendry

COVID-19 case counts and hospitalization rates in the Sioux Falls area are continuing to rise. Representatives from Sanford and Avera say they need the public’s help to keep them from being overwhelmed.

Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken maintains his office will not pursue a mask mandate, but he says the need to slow the spread stretches beyond city limits.

Mayor TenHaken has strong words on the issue of masks:

Avera VP of Clinical Quality on COVID-19 Response

Oct 1, 2020
NPR

Dr. David Basel is Vice President of Clinical Quality with Avera Medical Group. He talked with SDPB's Jackie Hendry about the system's COVID-19 response and addressed concerns about hospital capacity. 

This interview was recorded on Monday 9/28/20.

  Jackie Hendry:

Avera and Sanford Respond to Capacity Concerns

Sep 28, 2020

Local health providers say individual hospital capacity is not the best metric for gauging responses to COVID-19. After reports of deferred patients spread on social media, leaders from both Avera and Sanford say their surge plans are adequate and they have enough staff. But there are ways the public can help. 

There’s a simple reason Sanford and Avera are not publicly releasing their daily hospital capacity: to reduce confusion.

Dr. David Basel is the Vice President of Clinical Quality for Avera Medical Group.

Covid-19 Update With Dr. David Basel

Aug 10, 2020
Avera

In The Moment … August 10, 2020 Show 877 Hour 1

COVID 19 is still here and some say it's here to stay. The numbers in the United States are quite high. Dr. David Basel is Vice President for Clinical Quality with Avera Medical Group and he joins us today to find out what the latest is and if we are any closer to seeing the numbers go the other way. 

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

Avera's Dr. Basel Brings Us A COVID-19 Update

Jun 8, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment … June 8, 2020 Show 833 Hour 1

Each week we turn to local healthcare leaders to discuss the latest information about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Today we hear from Dr. David Bazzle. He's the Vice President for Clinical Quality with Avera Medical Group. he's also a pediatrician and internal medicine physician. 

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City

 

Dr. David Basel Explains "Surge Modeling"

May 5, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … May 5, 2020 Show 810 Hour 1

Since we first learned of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, Americans have been focused on models for disease progression. We learned how our behavior could "flatten the curve," meaning keep more people healthy for longer so health care workers could prepare for surges at local hospitals.  Surge modeling has not been without controversy or confusion. Dr. David Basel is vice president for Clinical Quality with Avera Medical Group. He joins us to help us understand what the models are telling us.