Medicaid opportunities and challenges task force issues final report

The Medicaid Opportunities and Challenges Task Force’s meetings have concluded and the group has issued its final report to the Governor. “With any difficult decision, it is important to weigh the ‘pros and the cons’ of the choices available,” said Gov. Dennis Daugaard. “The task force has done a fantastic … Read Article

Sanford Health to implement mandatory employee influenza vaccination policy

Sanford Health announced today it plans to implement mandatory influenza vaccinations for all Sanford employees and physicians effective with the 2013-2014 influenza season. The organization made the decision in order to maximize patient safety and protect its employees against influenza. “This decision will protect our patients and also protect our … Read Article

New software brings efficiencies to ambulance service

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net A computer program recently acquired by the Vermillion-Clay County EMS Department promises to save its technicians a lot of time when they fill out reports and access information. Members of the Vermillion City Council learned about the program during their special meeting Tuesday afternoon. “The computer … Read Article

Gutierrez
 is Sanford Vermillion
 2013 PRIDE Employee of the Month

Monica Gutierrez, CNA, Sanford Care Center Vermillion, was selected as the Sanford Vermillion August 2013 PRIDE Employee of the Month. She has been employed here since November 2012. Nominations for Gutierrez included the following comments: Personalized Service: Monica always knows just how the residents like to be helped, she knows … Read Article

USD Sanford School of Medicine pediatrics chair publishes book on ‘vaccinophobia’

Archana Chatterjee, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Pediatrics and senior associate dean for faculty development at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, has edited a new book on vaccinophobia—the fear of the adverse effects of vaccines and preventive medicine. Published by Springer, “Vaccinophobia and Vaccine … Read Article