Sanford Health

Etubics Corporation has received a $1.03 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to move a vaccine for human papilloma virus (HPV) developed by a Sanford researcher to clinical trials. The vaccine was engineered by Sanford Research's John Lee and his team in collaboration with Etubics. Dr. John Lee discusses the vaccine.

Dr. Gene Hoyme

Jul 3, 2013

Dr. Gene Hoyme, president of Sanford Research, talks about funding for medical research.

Limb Preservation

Mar 5, 2013

Sanford Health has announced a new limb preservation program.  The Sanford Limb Preservation Center specializes in treating lower extremity wounds in patients at high risk of amputation and compromised leg and toe function, particularly those with diabetes and peripheral arterial disease.  The Center also includes Sanford Health's wound clinic, which is home to nurses trained in managing and treating acute infections of the lower extremities.  Dr. Patrick Kelly, a vascular surgeon at the Sanford Limb Preservation Center, explained what the center does and how it is helping patients.

CoRDS Symposium

Feb 15, 2013

Liz Donohue, Director for Coordination of Rare Diseases at Sanford (CoRDS), discussed the 3rd annual rare disease symposium.  The symposium is scheduled for March 1, at Sanford Center in Sioux Falls.

Sanford Health Acquires Biotech Firm Hematech

Jan 4, 2013

Sanford Health is buying a pharmaceutical research firm in Sioux Falls.

Sanford officials say the acquisition of Hematech will enhance Sanford’s own research capabilities. 

Hematech was founded in 1998 and works to produce human antibodies in genetically
engineered cattle as medicine for humans.

Robotic Assisted Surgery

Jan 4, 2013

Sanford Health has received a $2.4 million grant to purchase two robotic-assisted catheterization systems to aid in placing stents and balloons in patients with coronary artery disease.  South Dakota is one of five locations to receive the device.  Dr. Tom Stys talked about the new procedure which Sanford will begin using later this month.

Patients in Sioux Falls in need of a heart valve replacement may no longer face mandatory open heart surgery.    Sanford Health in North and South Dakota has been approved as one of a hundred other sites around the country in performing a new non-invasive heart valve replacement procedure.  On today’s Dakota Digest SDPB’s Cara Hetland has the story of how the surgery is different but necessary for the sickest of patients.

Marjorie Walberg was told in February she would need her aortic valve replaced.  For her it was bound to happen sometime.

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