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USDA representatives to participate in Rural Health Leaders Conference

The South Dakota Rural Health Leaders Conference will include a discussion with USDA Rural Development loan specialists Diane Sieperda and Tim Murray, who will provide information and guidance about project funding process.
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International cyberattack hits health care organizations

The global cyberattack that locked providers out of patient records and forced affected hospitals to divert urgent care patients provides an important reminder for facilities to check up on their cyber security systems.

Impact South Dakota elections: Support your SDAHO PAC

The SDAHO Political Action Committee (PAC) campaign has started its 2017 campaign with a bang. In the first week, two facilities have met their goals. Campaign contributions are distributed to those individuals running for office identified as recognizing the importance of health care in South Dakota and in Washington D.C.
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Make your nominations for the Distinguished Service Awards

Every year, the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations recognizes one or more individuals for their exemplary service to health care at the SDAHO Annual Convention. However, the selection process begins with nominations from you!

Celebrate national health care weeks

Each year in May, the nation celebrates National Hospital Week (May 8-12), National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and National Nursing Home Week (May 14-20). This is a time when we pause to recognize the organizations and individuals who care for us when we are in our most fragile condition.
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Happy National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. The nursing profession has been supported and promoted by the American Nurses Association (ANA) since 1896.
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May health care observances

May is filled with many other health care celebrations in addition to this week's National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week. Also on the bill are Older Americans Month, Mental Health Awareness Month and next week's National Nursing Home Week (May 14-20).
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AHA Annual Meeting and congressional visits

A delegation of our members traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to attend the American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Meeting and to meet with members of the South Dakota congressional delegation.
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Join us for 30th Annual Walleye Classic

Plan to join us for the 30th Annual SDAHO Walleye Classic on Friday evening, June 23 and Saturday June 24. This year’s tournament will be held on northeastern South Dakota’s beautiful Glacial Lakes, with our home base at the Glacial Lakes Guide Service lodge near Florence, South Dakota.
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Today is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Today, May 4, is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. The commemoration focuses on the importance of integrating behavioral health and primary care for children, youth and young adults with mental and/or substance use disorders. The 2017 national theme is “Partnering for Help and Hope.”