COVID-19 Questions With Dr. Hoffman

6 hours ago
Sanford Health

In The Moment ... March 30, 2020 Show 784 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting welcomes your questions about coronavirus and the disease it causes COVID-19. You can text your questions to 605-956-SDPB. Email us at Today Dr. Wendell Hoffman returns to the problem to answer some of the questions we've gathered so far. He's a specialist in infectious diseases from Sanford Health. 

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

Dr. Dan Heinemann

Mar 25, 2020

In The Moment ... March 25, 2020 Show 781 Hour 1

Dan Heinemann, MD, is a vice president and chief medical officer at Sanford Health. He joins us for an update on coronavirus preparations at Sanford facilities. 

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

Sanford Chief Med Officer On COVID-19

Mar 16, 2020

In The Moment ... March 12, 2020 Show 772 Hour 2

Americans, and South Dakotans, have drastically changed the way they live, all in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Much changed over the weekend. Dr. Dan Heinemann, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer for Sanford Health Network and joins us with more.

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

South Dakota’s three largest healthcare systems are announcing new visitor policies and other precautions against the spread of coronavirus. All new procedures take effect within the next week. 

Monument Health, Sanford and Avera released statements on their responses to COVID-19 on Thursday.

Good Samaritan Society Preps For COVID-19

Mar 12, 2020
Good Samaritan Society

In The Moment ... March 12, 2020 Show 772 Hour 1

Nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the state are taking preventative measures to protect residents from infection with coronavirus.  Randy Bury is president of Good Samaritan Society. He joins us with insight.

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

Dr. Hoffman Talks COVID-19

Mar 11, 2020
Sanford Health

In The Moment ... March 11, 2020 Show 771 Hour 1

The South Dakota Department of Health has announced the first confirmed cases of COVID-19. And though most South Dakotans were not surprised by the announcement, now is the time to remind you about basic preparedness.  Dr. Wendell Hoffman is an infectious disease doctor with Sanford Health. He joins us to talk about the virus, when to call your doctor, and precautions that help the most vulnerable among us. 

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


In The Moment ... February 4, 2020 Show 746 Hour 1

A non-profit pharmaceutical company is striving to provide lower costs and more predictable supplies of generic drugs in America.

Sanford Health has announced they have received the first shipment from Civica Rx.

Dr. Josh Crabtree is vice president of Sanford Clinic in Sioux Falls. He joins In The Moment to explain how the partnership works.

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

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 9, 2020 Show 730 Hour 2

A procedure called the Web Procedure is a new method to treat and stop aneurysms. Here to explain this procedure is Dr. Jae Kim, he is an interventional neurologist with Sanford Health.

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

Joshua Haiar

In The Moment ... December 5, 2019 Show 713 Hour 1

Chris Laughery

A stroke treatment called IV-TPA has recently been approved by the FDA for physicians to use more broadly. This treatment has the potential of allowing patients to have no ill effects which up until now was nearly unheard of. Dr. Jae Kim is an interventional neurologist. He and In The Moment host Lori Walsh had this discussion.

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


Ten Children’s hospitals use genomic medicine to change pediatric care.  Joining to explain is Dr. Gene Hoyme who is the medical director at Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium.  The mission of the consortium is to manage resources in genetics and genomics, conduct research, and incorporate genomic medicine into pediatric practice.

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Dr. Shawn Vuong is a neurosurgeon for both pediatric and adult patients with Sanford Health in Sioux Falls.  He graduated from West Central High School, USD, and USD Sanford School of Medicine. He moved away for his residency and fellowship training.  Then he came home. He is one of two fellowship-trained pediatric neurosurgeons in the state. He specializes in treating Chiari malformation, trigeminal neuralgia, traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors and cancers, scoliosis and pediatric hydrocephalus.

Sanford Health

Sex is not a dirty word. Dr. Laurie Landeen joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a conversation about sexual health, breaking conversational tabboos, and how healthy intimacy can help you live longer. 

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

Remote Medical Exams From Sanford

Jun 4, 2019
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... June 4, 2019 Show 588 Hour 2

Sanford Health has partnered with TytoCare, the health care industry's first all-in-one modular device and telehealth platform. The on-demand, remote medical exams will expand Sanford's telehealth offering.

Dr. Josh Crabtree is senior vice president of clinic operations at Sanford.

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

In The Moment ... March 19, 2019 Show 538 Hour 1

Indra Chandrasekar is a scientist at Sanford.  She examines cell trafficking defects in kidney and brain diseases. Today March 19th, she's they keynote speaker at the NSU Research, Scholarship and Creativity Forum on the campus of Northern State University. Andrew Russell is NSU's undergraduate research coordinator. They both join us today with a preview.

David Pearce

Mar 15, 2019
Sanford Health

In The Moment ... March 15, 2019 how 536 Hour 1

It's the future of personalized medicine, and veterans are invited to take the lead.

A $25 million donation by T. Denny Sanford and a financial match from Sanford Health hopes to bring no-cost genetic testing to 250,000 American veterans.

David Pearce is president for research and innovation for Sanford Health. He discusses the partnership between Sanford and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Jackie Hendry

In The Moment ... December 5, 2018 Show 473 Hour 2

The Sanford Lorraine Cross winner was announced last night.

Dr. Katherine High and Dr. Jean Bennett took home the $1 million dollar prize.

SDPB's Jackie Hendry was there and joins us now.

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 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.

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Brian Kaspar in an innovator in the field of gene replacement technology, taking a cloned intact gene and delivering it to patients who have diseases stemming from a missin gour mutated gene. His focus in on saving children with spinal muscular atrophy.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... June 27, 2018 Show 367 Hour 1

We talk this hour about addressing opioid overuse and abuse in South Dakota and the statewide efforts and policies to save lives.

We're joined by:
Tom Martinec, Deputy Secretary, South Dakota Department of Health

Tiffany Wolfgang, Director, Division of Behavioral Health Services, SD DSS

Tim Rave, VP of Public Policy, Sanford Health

In The Moment ... April 3, 2018 Show 307 Hour 1

We all are curious to a degree whether or not we are susceptible to certain diseases or cancers genetically. There are a few different ways for us to determine that. Dr. Cassie Hajek is a medical geneticist with Sanford Health's Imagenetics.

Dr. Dan Heinemann is a vice president and medical officer for Sanford Health Network. He's serving his second term as delegation chair for the American Academy of Family Physicians delegation to the AMA. He joins us to discuss the CARA 2.0 Act in Congress, billed as the sequel to the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016

In The Moment ... March 6, 2018 Show 290 Hour 2

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... February 26, 2018 Show 284 Hour 2

Cornelius Boerkoel, M.D., PhD., leads Sanford's Imagenetics research program. He joins us for a conversation about inter-generational trauma and scientific efforts to understand the role stress plays in expressions of genetic instructions.

Lori Walsh

Kurt Griffin, director of clinical trials for The Sanford Project discusses the T-Rex Study, a phase 2 clinical trial has completed enrollment of 110 children with type 1 diabetes. The study uses the patient’s own T cells to help the body fight type 1 diabetes. Patients are followed for two years.

In The Moment ... December 12, 2017 Show 238 Hour 2 

Bobbie Tibbetts, Vice President, Sanford Health Foundation, joins the program to discuss the impact of philanthropy in the state. We talk about gifts, both big and small, as well as the role of philanthropy in healthcare.

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 ... 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.

Cara Hetland

In The Moment ... October 5, 2017 Show 192 hour 1

SDPB's Cara Hetland brings you an update on the Cancer Moonshot from South Dakota researchers and physicians. The Cancer Action Network hosted an event in Sioux Falls on October 4 to discuss progress. Cara Hetland is host of In the Moment's Innovation and SDPB's Director of Radio.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... September 27, 2017 Show 186 Hour 2

If you live in a rural area, your chances of dying from cancer are higher than those of your metropolitan neighbors. A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looks into the Cancer Incident Rate. Joining us to make sense of it is Dr. Jonathan Bleeker, an oncologist with Sanford.

In The Moment ... July 25, 2017 Show 141 Hour 2

Today marks a landmark vote in the Senate regarding health insurance in America. This morning we caught up with Senator John Thune for details on what exactly today's procedural vote means and what happens in the days ahead.