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Walz covers issues in visit to Worthington

March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Tim Walz said things are starting to warm a little bit — and the U.S. Representative from Minnesota wasn’t only talking about the weather.

“The one thing I would say is it appears over the last several months, there is maybe …continue reading on dglobe.com

SD House requires insurers provide autism benefits

February 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Insurance providers should cover autism spectrum disorder in South Dakota, the state House of Representatives decided Monday.House members voted 57-12 to send HB 1257 to the Senate for consideration.”For seven dollars a year? That’s nothing…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Sanford Health upgrading Vermillion hospital

February 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

VERMILLION (AP) — Dakotas-based Sanford Health is embarking on an $11 million upgrade of its Vermillion hospital that will tear down a building built in 1935 and replace it with a new outpatient center.

New facilities will be built for physica…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Sanford Health upgrading Vermillion hospital

February 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

VERMILLION (AP) — Dakotas-based Sanford Health is embarking on an $11 million upgrade of its Vermillion hospital that will tear down a building built in 1935 and replace it with a new outpatient center.

New facilities will be built for physica…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Sanford Laboratories Mitchell Clinic recognized

February 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

Sanford Laboratories at the Mitchell Sanford Clinic has met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national health care accreditation organization, earning the Laboratory Excellence Award for Superior Performance.Accreditation is given …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Sanford Health investing in Vermillion facilities

February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

VERMILLION (AP) — Dakotas-based Sanford Health plans to invest nearly $12 million in medical facilities in the South Dakota city of Vermillion over the next five years, in an agreement with the Dakota Hospital Foundation.

Sanford Vermillion Me…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD panel rejects request for Medicaid expansion

February 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota legislative panel has killed a measure intended to expand Medicaid eligibility for all people below 100 percent of the federal poverty level.

The House Health and Human Services committee has voted 9-3 to defeat th…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD bill would regulate health insurance helpers

February 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — The so-called navigators who help uninsured people sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul would be regulated under a bill in the South Dakota Legislature.

The sponsor, Sen. Al …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD bill would regulate health insurance helpers

February 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — The so-called navigators who help uninsured people sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul would be regulated under a bill in the South Dakota Legislature.

The sponsor, Sen. Al …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Avera gets $300K grant

February 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS — Through a federal grant awarded to Avera Health, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska are among 25 states to benefit from investments in rural telecommunications to expand access to education, create jobs and improve access to he…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com