Healthcare

Supportive Care At Home

Apr 21, 2020
NPR

In The Moment ... April 21, 2020 Show 800 Hour 2

For most of us, if we are infected with the novel coronavirus, we will be able to take care of ourselves at home, without a trip to the hospital. But that means we have to figure out how to provide supportive care at home, including ways to prevent the spread of a highly contagious virus to the people we live with.  For help with that, we welcome Rhonda Wiering, director of Clinical Growth and Innovation with Avera@Home.

SDPB

In The Moment ... March 17, 2020 Show 775 Hour 2

The South Dakota Board of Regents has announced all public universities will move to online learning for at least the next two weeks in light of public health concerns regarding coronavirus.  Professor Elizabeth Racz, Ph.D., MPH, is an epidemiologist and public health expert at South Dakota Mines & Technology. She teaches in the pre-health and biology program on campus.   

Education and Healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City

Ethics, History, & Medical Care

Mar 5, 2020
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... March 5, 2020 Show 767 Hour 2

In a time when the world grapples with the tiny details and sweeping questions about illness and wellness, healthcare and humanity, Augustana University announces a new medical humanities and society minor.  Joining us in the Kirby Family Studio we have Augustana professors Ann Pederson and Peg Preston. Also with us is Madigan Moore a senior pre-med student at Augustana University.  

Watch the full interview by clicking here.

On Call With The Prairie Doc: Native Health

Feb 27, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment ... February 27, 2020 Show 762 Hour 2

On Call with the Prairie Doc® can be seen on Thursday nights at 7 Central 6 Mountain on SDPB TV. Tonight's topic is "Native Health." He joins us today ahead of the show with a preview.

Education and healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Regional Health, helping patients and communities live well

Oral Health & Heart Disease?

Feb 27, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment ... February 27, 2020 Show 762 Hour 1

Would you believe people with poor oral health are at an increased risk of heart disease? More and more research is connecting the two, according to Dr. Tyler Williams, a dentist, and author of the book "Reason to Smile: 11 Keys to Your Best Oral Health Ever."

Making the connection for us is Paul Knecht, executive director of the South Dakota Dental Association.

Education and healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Regional Health, helping patients and communities live well

Lifestyles That Prevent Heart Disease

Feb 27, 2020
Sanford Health

In The Moment ... February 27, 2020 Show 762 Hour 1

February is American Heart Month. It is a time to motivate yourself and others to adopt healthy lifestyles to prevent heart disease. And research shows that we can be more successful at meeting personal health goals when we join forces with others.

Are you already on track? Maybe you need information on how to take those first few baby steps. 

To help us take action or continue our good work, and also visit about recent research and advances, is Dr. Kelly Steffen with Sanford Health cardiology services.

House Bill 1057 & Transgender Healthcare

Jan 28, 2020
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 28, 2020 Show 742 Hour 1

House Bill 1057 seeks to criminalize gender-affirming clinical care in South Dakota. As the bill makes its way through the South Dakota legislature, Republican leader Lee Qualm told the New York Times that he is hearing from voters who have different opinions about the bill. The bill is scheduled for debate in the House tomorrow. 

Jackie Hendry

LifeScape—a nonprofit that serves people with disabilities—is leasing more than 30 acres from the USD Discovery District in Sioux Falls. The site will serve as LifeScape’s new hospital, school and rehab facility.

USD and LifeScape leaders expect the partnership to advance research and fill workforce needs in disability care.

CEO Steve Watkins points to a picture of children with polio breaking ground for the current LifeScape hospital back in 1948. He says specialized care isn’t the only thing that’s changed since then.

SDPB

In the Moment ... September 9, 2019 Show 654 Hour 1

Mel Schopp and Deb Soholt are dedicated to helping women accelerate their influence in the workplace and in communities. They are set to launch the joint venture Influential She on September 16.

Today they sit down with In the Moment host Lori Walsh to talk about their personal journeys and high leverage practices to change the world.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... November 26, 2018 Show 466 Hour 1

The annual open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Cara Act is underway. The deadline to sign up or update your plan on HealthCare.gov is December 15. (Enrollment began November 1st.)

Our guests include: Lisa Carlson, Senior director of the Sanford Health Plan, Judy McCarthy ACA Navigator from Western South Dakota Community Action, and Deb Mueller, CEO of Avera Health Plans.

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
www.usd.edu

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.

gptchb.org

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.

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