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Do You Know How Much Sugar You’re Consuming?

The holidays are an easy time to make excuses for extra consumption, but it all comes at a cost

On any given day, chances are we consume more sugar – by far – than we think. Dietitian Tiffany Krogstad from Sanford Health stopped by the KDLT Studios to talk about why it’s important to keep sugar in check, how easy it is to eat exponentially more than we might want this time of year, and the best ways to enjoy holiday…

Why Sanford Health is Launching New Veterans Program

Details of a new GAO report further proof additional care programs are needed

On a day the Government Accountability Office hears details of why the Department of Veterans Affairs is failing to report 90 percent of poor-performing doctors to national and state databases, a local veteran tells KDLT news that he’s incredibly grateful for a new program being launched by Sanford Health for veterans. “It’s long overdue,” he said. Sanford Health announced earlier…

Sanford Expanding Neonatal Intensive Care In Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Sanford Health says it will double the size of its neonatal intensive care unit in Bismarck. The expansion, which also includes new technology, is made possible by a $1 million donation and matching endowment campaign. The new unit is expected to open in the summer of 2019, and it will include 24 beds and 18 private…

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…

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….

Hurricane Maria Damage Impacting Health Care Industry

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s been over a month since Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on the island of Puerto Rico. Many houses and businesses were damaged, and for some, electricity is still down. The impact of this storm is now affecting the medical industry, including Sanford Health right here in Sioux Falls. One of the main manufacturers of the solution…

Dancing With the Local Stars

Upcoming Sioux Falls event to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Local celebrities along with their dance instructors have spent the last eight to ten weeks practicing for an event that aims to help tens of thousands of adults and children living with mental health issues throughout the Sioux Empire. The culmination of their hard work will be showcased this Saturday, November 4th at the local Dancing With the Sioux Falls…

Empire Mall, Sanford Health Team Up To Add Family-Friendly Parking

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – New family-friendly parking spaces are now available at the Empire Mall as part of a new partnership with Sanford Health. The mall is now providing 18 designated parking spots year-round for new and expecting parents. The reserved spaces are located just outside each of the mall’s five entrances and are marked at each area. Sanford and…

A Candid Conversation on Cancer

The Moonshot initiative is the focus of a luncheon in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, October 4

The American Cancer Society along with Sanford Health and Avera Research Institute are hosting a cancer research luncheon on Wednesday in Sioux Falls. The discussion is free and open to the public, and aims to help South Dakotans better understand the future of the cancer Moonshot initiative in our state as well as their options when it comes to quality…

Most Common Back-to-School Illnesses

This time of year, the kids are bound to get sick and here's why ...

The common cold, strep throat, gastrointestinal issues – there are some common back-to-school bugs pediatricians see this time every year. Dr. Laura Whittington of Sanford Health sits down with KDLT between appointments to talk about what she’s seeing already this fall, what’s worth a trip into the doctor to get checked out, and her best piece of advice to keep…

Healthcare Officials Celebrate Simulation Week and Its Impact

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- This week health care professionals across the world are in the spotlight for Simulation Week. It’s designed to showcase the training professionals undergo to improve safety and efficiency in patient care. “They are life like, they are realistic, we can use that particular equipment to train the clinical staff on how to handle various types of situations,” says…

Sanford Health Creates Veterans’ Department

Goal is to help streamline care and services for those who have served.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford Health has announced the launch of a new department to help streamline care for veterans, military personnel and their families across the health system’s region. Paul Weckman, a veteran who held several leadership positions during his more than 26 years of distinguished active duty service in the U.S. Navy, will lead the department.    “The support…

Sanford Medical Center Open In Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – One of the largest private construction projects in the Dakotas is open for business. Sanford Health has opened a $494 million hospital in Fargo. Sanford Medical Center in North Dakota’s largest city has 284 beds, 28 operating rooms and 51 emergency bays. The new 1 million-square-foot hospital is North Dakota’s largest medical center and includes an…

Sanford: Complaint Misses Mark On North Dakota Health Care

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Dakotas-based Sanford Health says a move by the Federal Trade Commission and North Dakota attorney general to block a merger agreement with a Bismarck clinic lacks an understanding of health care delivery in western North Dakota. The regulators last month filed a federal complaint alleging that the deal with Mid-Dakota Clinic would violate antitrust law. The…

Sanford’s Profile Perform Products Aim To Manage Weight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Eating well and exercising is always a good idea but sometimes you need an extra boost, which is why Profile by Sanford launched their line of Profile Perform products for before and after workouts. Profile by Sanford is a program that helps clients live a healthy lifestyle with fitness, meal plans and individualized coaching. Alyssa Koens, a dietitian with…

FTC, ND Attorney General Contest Sanford, Mid Dakota Clinic Merger

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The Federal Trade Commission and North Dakota Attorney General are trying to block Sanford Health’s proposed merger with Mid Dakota Clinic. The two agencies jointly filed a complaint in U.S. District Court alleging the deal would violate antitrust law by significantly reducing competition in Bismarck-Mandan. The regulators are seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction…

Sanford Health And Mid Dakota Clinic Have Plans To Merge

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Sanford Health and Mid Dakota Clinic have plans to merge. Mid Dakota Clinic has nearly 100 physicians who serve patients in the Bismarck-Mandan area. Sanford Bismarck Executive Vice President Craig Lambrecht says the merger should speed construction projects for women’s, children’s cancer, surgical suites, specialty procedure rooms and trauma. Executives say the merger also will allow…

Sunscreen Tips For Summer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Studies have recently shown that skin cancer rates are dramatically on the rise and experts are urging people not to let their guard down when protecting themselves against the sun.  With Summer packing a full punch across the Sioux Empire, we decided to find the best ways to stay safe. It’s that time of year again. …

Project Stand Up Producing Results In First 12 Hours

PIERRE, S.D. – Project Stand Up was launched statewide yesterday and the anonymous drug tip line is already being utilized. “In the first 12 hours we have had 38 text exchanges as a result of the launch of the anonymous drug tip line. Citizens are taking action to protect their communities and are further encouraged to text ‘drugs’ to 82557…