South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations

Advancing healthy communities through a unified voice across the health care continuum.

The SDAHO Story

Serving as the voice for South Dakota’s hospitals and healthcare organizations encompassing the full continuum of care, the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) represents a diverse membership with the goal of ensuring the highest quality of health care for South Dakotans.

The association is a not-for-profit organization spanning various types of institutional ownership, geographic location, size, and complexities of service. Members include hospitals, health care systems, nursing facilities, home health agencies, assisted living centers, and hospice organizations. Originally formed in 1926 as the South Dakota Hospital Association, in 1995 SDAHO united both acute and post-acute care providers under one unified vision advocating for a flourishing health care industry.

SDAHO serves its membership through information, education, and advocacy on the issues, challenges, and solutions delivering quality health care to a widespread and varied population. By staying abreast of the changing dynamics in a demanding industry, SDAHO is a trusted resource and leading advocate for its members as well as area policymakers.

Our Five Areas Of Responsibility:

Advocacy & Member Relations

Acute & Post Acute Services


Business Development

Quality Integration

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Waiver Woes and What’s Next

October 26 11:00 am CST

Webinar Series: Respirators and Other PPE

October 27 11:00 am CST

Parameters of Power: Surrogate Decision Making at End of Life

October 27 11:00 am CST

Webinar Series: Integrating a Trauma-Informed Approach in Behavioral Health Settings

November 3 1:00 pm CST

Midwest Medical Edition

Midwest Medical Edition (MED Magazine) is the South Dakota Region's most respected and longest-standing news and business publication exclusively for doctors and other healthcare professionals.

Latest News

Stay up to date with SDAHO news and articles.

2020 PAC Campaign Update

SDAHO's Political Action Committee (PAC) postponed the annual PAC campaign and kicked off in September due to Covid-19. The 2020 campaign has raised $18,080...

2020 Continuing Education

2021 is quickly approaching, do you have the required continuing education credits needed to fulfill your nursing home administrator or social work license? SDAHO is...

State Extends Application Deadline for CARES Act Coronavirus Healthcare Provider Grants

The state has extended the deadline for applications for the state’s CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund Healthcare Grant Program for Community-Based and Hospital Providers. The...

HHS Updates Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements

​Citing pressure from healthcare providers, provider organizations, and members of Congress, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a change to...

SD Medicaid Fraud Control Unit & SDAHO – Working Together

On August 27, 2020, the South Dakota Office of Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) entered into a Settlement Agreement and an Integrity...

HRSA Releases 2019-2020 Report on Health Equity

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released the HRSA 2019-2020 Health Equity Report: Special Feature on Housing and Health Inequalities on October 14, 2020.  The...
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Waiver Woes & What’s Next

Is your facility utilizing the 1135 waiver correctly?  Do you have ICD-10 coding or Minimum Data Set (MDS) documentation concerns surrounding COVID-19? On Monday,...
Online education

Revenue Cycle A to Z for Critical Access Hospitals

​In the past, the South Dakota Healthcare Financial Management Association’s (SDHFMA) held a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Medicare Bootcamp...

Affiliated Societies

These affiliates consist of individuals whose work contributes to the provision of quality health care in South Dakota.

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