The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) hosted the 2022 Post-Acute Partners in Care annual conference April 13 & 14 in Sioux Falls. This two-half day event saw record breaking attendance with over 130 healthcare professionals from across South Dakota taking part in this in-person conference.
Both National and State experts provided a unique opportunity where participants could take part in solution-based interactive sessions, focusing on the future of senior living in South Dakota. Attendees were also able to earn over 10.4 education credits for nursing home administrators & social workers. New this year, are 7.8 contact hours for nurses who attended.
Attendees were given a variety of sessions from four main tracks: nursing home; assisted living; home health/hospice; nurse leadership. Michella Sybesma the Vice President of Education and Communication led the organizational efforts for this year’s conference and was very pleased with how things came together. “Our goal in planning this year’s event was to create an environment where members could reunite after two years to learn, share, and network with one another. Sessions focused on regulatory, person-centered care, and workforce related topics.” Michella Sybesma – VP Education & Communication, SDAHO. The conference started with Keynote Speaker, Humorist Juli Burney focusing on the importance of Laughter. Attendees were treated to an inspiring closing keynote from Jim “The Rookie” Morris.
This was the first in-person Post-Acute Partners in Care conference since 2019. The 2020 event was cancelled due to the pandemic and last year SDAHO was able to provide a modified virtual conference for members. Tammy Hatting, COO of SDAHO was excited to see so many come together again for this 21st annual event. “We know how difficult it is for members to spend time away from their facility so we were thrilled to see so many people attend this year’s conference. It was fun to see the camaraderie and laughter among participants and the education provided over the last 2 days was outstanding.” Tammy Hatting – CO, SDAHO. Michella says she is very appreciative of all who showed up including the vendors and sponsors who helped in part make the conference happen. “Thank you to the sponsors and exhibitors that supported this conference and to all of the presenters that shared education and resources. Michella Sybesma – VP Education & Communication, SDAHO”
SDAHO’s next in-person conference will be Rural Health Leaders in Pierre, SD July 12-13. Attendees can join other rural health leaders from across the state to explore new models, innovative solutions, and programs specifically available for South Dakota Health Care entities. This years Rural Health Leaders Conference will focus on workforce issues. Visit the SDAHO Rural Health Leaders Conference Page for more information.
SDAHO is the South Dakota affiliate of LeadingAge, an approved provider of continuing education in nursing home administration by the South Dakota Board of Nursing Facility Administrators.
SDAHO is approved as a provider for continuing education by the South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners, 135 East Illinois, Suite 214, Spearfish, SD 57783, SDBSWE. Provider #1012.
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.