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Family donates machines to help Avera’s tiniest patients

September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Thanks to the generosity of Jerry and Karna Adler, of Howard, babies born at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital will have new equipment to help them breathe.

The Adlers donated $1,500 to the Avera Queen of Peace Foundation toward the purchase of a new …continue reading on

US attorneys in Dakotas turn up heat on health care fraud

July 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The top federal prosecutors from South Dakota and North Dakota say they have increased their efforts to fight health care fraud.

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson of South Dakota said he has restructured his office to allow lawy…continue reading on

Veterans’ health bill talks begin

June 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Derek Wallbank and James Rowley

WASHINGTON — House and Senate lawmakers began negotiations Tuesday on the central question holding up legislation to reduce waiting times at U.S. Veterans Affairs hospitals — how to pay for it.

Republicans…continue reading on

Avera Queen of Peace plans new campus, starting with medical office building

June 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

Avera Health and Avera Queen of Peace Hospital announced Friday plans to build a new three-story medical office building on Cabela Drive just west of Cabela’s in Mitchell, on land that is visible from Interstate 90. Avera leaders are taking a long-…continue reading on

Thune: SD veterans wait longest for mental health treatment

June 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

In the era of post-traumatic stress disorder, high suicide rates and brain injuries resulting from combat, military veterans in South Dakota wait the longest in the Great Plains region for a mental health appointment, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said We…continue reading on

Avera lands Medicare long-term care grant

May 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

A federal Medicare grant to the Avera system will provide better care to residents in long-term care, officials said Friday.

The $8.8 million Health Care Innovation award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center will…continue reading on

Sanford breast cancer center in Sioux Falls to be ready by 2017

April 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Dakotas-based Sanford Health plans to begin construction within months on a multimillion-dollar breast cancer facility in Sioux Falls.

Construction will start by October on the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Center, and it will…continue reading on

Some South Dakota GOP support help for pregnant immigrants

April 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel and Regina Garcia Cano

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Some Republicans in conservative South Dakota are putting the contentious politics of immigration reform aside and backing a measure to provide prenatal care to women living in the state…continue reading on

Avera Brady facility’s building project open house planned Tuesday

April 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

The 17,000-square-foot addition to the nursing home and assisted-living facility at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell is now completed, according to Avera Brady Administrator and CEO of Longterm Care Veronnica Smith.

The $3.2 million proj…continue reading on

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