Pierre Legislative Forum a success

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SDAHO held its first of a series of legislative forums this week, energized by great questions from legislators, discussions and educational information. Avera St. Mary’s President and Chief Medical Officer Mike Holland kicked off Thursday’s session at the hospital by welcoming the group and sharing his insights on health care in South Dakota. The forum drew strong interest from Pierre area legislators and had good discussions.

We especially thank Dr. Holland and Sanford Chamberlain President/CEO Erica Peterson for educating the group on efforts to address the opioid substance abuse problem.

Upcoming Legislative Forums will be held:

  • Monday, Dec. 12
    Sioux Falls Legislative Forum
    Avera Heart Hospital
    4-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 13
    Aberdeen Legislative Forum
    Sanford Aberdeen
    4-5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 19
    Yankton Legislative Forum
    Avera Sacred Heart
    4-5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 20
    Mitchell Legislative Forum
    Avera Queen of Peace
    11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 28
    Parkston Legislative Forum
    Avera St. Benedict
    Noon

Cancellations include: Rapid City, Brookings and Madison.

SDAHO will be hosting an all-member webinar on Tuesday, Dec. 20, to cover the material from the Legislative Forums. More details to come.