Aug 1 - 7: School Nurses & More Candidates

Aug 7, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has left Native American reservations with a shortage of supplies, and Schools are moving forward with returning students to the classroom. Plus, we meet some more 2020 candidates.

Back To School 2020: The Role Of School Nurses

Aug 4, 2020

In The Moment … August 4, 2020 Show 873 Hour 1

Schools around South Dakota are moving forward with returning students to the classroom. In-person education is important but so is the health and well-being of students, faculty and support staff, and families at home. Rita Baszler is a school nurse and former president of the South Dakota School Nurses Association, she joins us today to talk about the role of school nurses in back-to-school 2020.

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

Kealey Bultena

Avera leaders say a new campus in Sioux Falls can better serve people with specialty health needs and promote economic growth. Wednesday Avera Health announced plans for building projects including new buildings and a surgical hospital.

Avera on Louise is the name of an additional campus planned for 82 acres at 69th Street and Louise Avenue in Sioux Falls.

Dr. Dave Kapaska is Avera McKennan Hospital’s President and CEO.

In The Moment ... March 30, 2017 Show 061 Hour 2

Mary Moller is an advanced registered nurse practitioner. She's certified as a clinical specialist in adult psychiatric mental health nursing and as a psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner. She's lecturing tonight at 7 p.m. at South Dakota State University’s Student Union in Brookings. Her talk is called "There is No Health without Mental Health: Our Nation in Crisis. We look at the history, the politics, and the human impact of treating brain illnesses in America.

Nurse Fired After Racist Comments

May 11, 2015

A Rapid City Regional Hospital nurse was fired after she made racist comments in a video that was posted on social media.

The video sparked a Facebook page titled Fire Ryane Oliva, it calls for a protest in front of the hospital starting at noon Tuesday.  

In a press release hospital officials say they have zero tolerance for racism.  

Officials add that they’re joining with protest organizers to rally against racism and bigotry in front of the hospital.