One of SDAHO’s primary focuses is advocating for our members on a variety of critical issues impacting the operations of our members and the quality of care that is delivered to South Dakotans.
- Regulatory relief is at the forefront of our efforts as we support legislative efforts to reduce the burden on health care systems, hospitals and long term care facilities.
- We are leading the effort to increase the Medicaid rates in South Dakota.
- We lobby on behalf of our members to ensure our voice is heard at the state and federal levels.
Throughout the year, members are able to earn the education credits they need to maintain licensure or certification. Education is a key value-added benefit for all members and is offered through webinars, in-person meetings and at the annual Partners in Care Conference, Rural Health Leaders Conference and Annual Convention. SDAHO partners with several organizations to bring resources and training to all health care disciplines across the continuum of care with a key focus on nurse leadership, regulatory compliance, health care quality, physician engagement and patient-centered care.
SDAHO provides members with many valuable reports including: Wage, salary, benefits and turnover survey data, impact analyses of Medicare payment policy changes and quality-based programs, Medicaid skilled nursing facility cost comparison analysis and Dimensions, a statewide inpatient/outpatient database. In addition to expert reports, SDAHO staff are experienced advisors in a variety of areas and have access to information and resources to support our members.
Collaboration & Networking
We work closely with American Hospital Association, LeadingAge, National Rural Health Association and National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, as well as many South Dakota associations and groups. Working together with others enables us to advance priorities and accomplish more. Collaboration also provides valuable networking opportunities.