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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.

Biennial membership survey completed

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) recently completed its biennial membership engagement survey. The electronic survey was sent via email to nearly 80 executive leaders and achieved an overall participation rate of 47 percent.
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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.

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.

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.

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.”

Alex Ourth interns at SDAHO

Alex Ourth will join SDAHO as a summer intern as part of the RISE-UP program through the University of South Dakota (USD). Alex is studying chemical engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, with a minor in public policy.
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Donate Life Blue & Green Day highlights organ, eye and tissue donation

Today is Donate Life America’s annual Donate Life Blue & Green Day, a chance for all to show their support for organ, eye and tissue donation by wearing blue and green.

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