Health

What You May Need To Know When Cooking For Family This Thanksgiving

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – James is six-years-old. Like a lot of kindergarteners, he loves to play with trains, play outside, and spend time at his grandmother’s house. When James was a baby, his mother says he was experiencing health problems. After years of suspicion, a doctor in Minnesota diagnosed him with celiac disease last year. “I just, I knew,” said…

E.coli Found in Big Sioux River and Skunk Creek Pose Public Health Risk

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Environmentalists are warning Sioux Empire residents of a harmful bacteria that was recently found in the Big Sioux River and Skunk Creek, but the city of Sioux Falls say this news shouldn’t stress people out. The water may look clean and fresh, but it’s definitely something that isn’t drinkable. Just recently, new research came out saying the…

State Confirms Bovine TB In Another South Dakota Beef Herd

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have confirmed bovine tuberculosis in another South Dakota beef herd. State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven said Friday that inspectors found an infected cow during routine inspections at a Texas slaughterhouse last month. Records linked that cow to a beef herd in Tripp County of southwestern South Dakota. Tests found additional infected animals in the herd. The…

Sanford Pledges $5M For Regional Science Education Center

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Sanford Health has pledged $5 million to Northern State University for a regional science education center. The gift includes a $500,000 scholarship endowment for students and a $200,000 faculty development endowment. The Aberdeen university says the gift should help advance education and research opportunities for the entire region. Construction on the science center is to begin…

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Popping Up in Sioux Empire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A highly contagious and common children’s disease is starting to appear around the Sioux Empire, but doctors say there is a way for parents to reduce the risk of their child getting hand, foot, and mouth disease. It’s not pretty and it’s not fun. Sores and rashes around kids’ mouths and feet. Hand, foot and mouth disease…

Nutrition Assistant

Madison Regional Health System

Full-time Nutrition Assistant in the Dietary Department. Position includes food prep, assist cook to prepare trays for patients, restock buffet line, cash register, assist customers, wash dishes, assist patient/customers etc. Rotating hours to include day, evening, weekend, and holiday hours. Competitive salary and benefits package. Job Requirements Full-time Nutrition Assistant in the Dietary Department. Position includes food prep, assist cook…

Sanford Health Invests In German Hospital

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sanford Health has made its first investment in an international hospital. The health system’s German subsidiary has acquired a minority interest in ISAR Klinik II AG, which includes a hospital in Munich, Germany. Sanford Health CEP Kelby Krabbenhoft says the investment is a significant step in its goal to advance health care around the world….

Reservation Hospital Pulled From Federal Medicare Program

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Recent documents show that the government’s decision to cut off Medicare and Medicaid payments to an Indian Health Service hospital in South Dakota was motivated by the case of a patient who the government says died after an inaccurate assessment. A review by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says Pine Ridge Hospital inaccurately…

Hurricane Damage In Puerto Rico Affecting Health Care Industry

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Health care providers nationwide are concerned about a shortage of IV bag solution. One of the major manufacturers of the saline solution, Baxter, is located in Puerto Rico where Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc more than one month ago. The company suffered minimal damage, but did lose multiple production days, disrupting their shipments. That includes shipments that…

South Dakota IHS Hospital To Lose Medicare, Medicaid Money

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The Indian Health Service says a South Dakota reservation hospital has been notified that it will no longer be able to bill the government for services provided to those eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. IHS, the agency that administers the hospital on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, announced Friday in a statement that the Centers…

Vice President, Marketing

Responsible for overseeing the planning, development and execution of the organization’s marketing and advertising initiatives. Ensures the organization’s message is distributed across channels and to targeted audiences in order to meet marketing objectives. Provide support in the areas of marketing strategy and management for the overall organization. Develop and implement the annual marketing plan and the strategies, tactics and resources…

Dakotas Nonprofit Urges People To Get Health Coverage Early

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Dakotas nonprofit is urging consumers who buy health insurance on their own to sign up early through the Affordable Care Act marketplace. The open enrollment period for 2018 health coverage began Wednesday and runs until Dec. 15, 2017, a sign-up period six weeks shorter than last year’s. Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas CEO…

Iowa Reports First Flu-Related Death Of 2017-18 Season

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – State officials say Iowa’s first confirmed flu-related death of the 2017-18 flu season was that of an elderly man who lived in central Iowa. The Iowa Public Health Department says the man died this month and was 81 or older. Department medical director Patricia Quinlisk says the man’s death “is an unfortunate reminder the flu…

Open Enrollment To Begin Wednesday Under Affordable Care Act

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act begins Wednesday, and there could be some problems for states that rely on the federal marketplace, now that the Trump administration has slashed spending. Also, the signup period has been cut in half, to six weeks. And the online marketplace, healthcare.gov, will be shut down for 12 hours…

SFFR Looking To Protect Members From Cancer

The International Association of Firefighters says cancer is the leading cause of death for firefighters

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A firefighter’s job is dangerous. There’s no doubt about that. Crews face the potential of getting badly burned, or not being able to escape the flames. But the International Association of Firefighters says these are not the most dangerous risks. Cancer is claiming more of their lives than anything else. When a fire breaks out, speediness…

Salem Fire Department Remembers Fallen Brother

Tracy Morehead, 39, died in a two-vehicle car accident on I-90 east of Mitchell

SALEM, S.D. – A fire department west of Sioux Falls says this week has been rough, after finding out early Sunday morning one of their members died in a two-vehicle car accident. Thirty-nine-year-old Tracy Morehead struck the back of an SUV east of Mitchell on I-90. The SUV he hit crashed into some cattle on the road. When working at…