Thursday, December 8, 2022

The Latest News From SDAHO

How to Leverage your Days Cash on Hand

Most healthcare organizations are required to have a certain amount of Days Cash on Hand/Cash Reserves to ensure liquidity needs are always being considered. That said, even in a rising interest rate environment, most...

HQ Principles Course: Fundamentals for Healthcare Quality and Safety Professionals

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) is excited to offer once again, the online HQ Principles Course: Fundamentals for Healthcare Quality and Safety Professionals. This is a self-paced, online course through the...

Healthcare-Associated Infection Mini-Summit

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) present a serious concern for healthcare professionals: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that one in every 31 hospital patients has at least one HAI each day. Healthcare-associated infections, like...

Hometown Healthcare Hero: Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics

Congratulations to this months Hometown Healthcare Heroes recipient, Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics in Mobridge, South Dakota. To help member facilities with workforce needs, SDAHO launched the Hometown Healthcare Heroes campaign. This storytelling campaign is...

South Dakota’s Community Information Exchange

The Community Information Exchange (CIE) is a statewide collaboration of health care, human, and social service providers sharing information using an integrated technology platform and referral system to coordinate whole-person care. Our vision is to...

SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update December 2, 2022

Each week, through our Unified Voice Newsletter, recipients will receive an overview of state, federal, policy and additional issues impacting post-acute care. Each story will include a direct link to a more complete overview...

Earlier Conversations Improve Quality of Life

Physician’s Weekly recently reported that earlier referrals to hospice improve not only quality of life for the patient but also for their caregivers. This article focuses on advanced cancer. One could argue that the same...

All Women Count! Program Webinar

Save the date! The All Women Count! Program will be hosting an informational webinar on Thursday, December 15, 2022. Registration is required, so register today! In the meantime, you can still view the webinar recording from 2021, along...
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CMS Issues Memo on Violence in Hospitals, Expectations

A new memorandum from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is reinforcing the agency’s role in enforcing regulatory expectations that patients and hospital staff have an environment that prioritizes their safety to ensure...

Top 10 Reasons To Be A Part of the 2023 Nurse Leadership Program

Registration for SDAHO's 2023 Nurse Leadership program​ is now open! If you have the willingness to learn and grow in your professional development, then the 2023 Nurse Leadership Program is for you! Nurses are the...

Department of Health Shares Life Safety Reminders for Holiday Decorations

​On November 29, the South Dakota Department of Health sent a memo to healthcare administrators with guidelines on the use of Christmas trees and decorations during the holiday season. The Life Safety Code (Section 19.7.5.6)...

Grief Resource to Share With Families

In the scope of Hospice and Palliative Care, professionals may be working with grieving families. Special days such as holidays and anniversaries associated with the deceased can be especially hard for those who are...

EMTALA Part 3 Series: Rules including On-Call Physicians

Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals have had to comply with EMTALA regulations for over 35 years. Yet, there are an increasing number of investigations and escalating civil monetary penalties for non-compliance. This three-part series...

HHS Releases Resources to Respond to Pediatric Viral Surge

The Health and Human Services Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response launched a website to help address the current pediatric surge in respiratory illnesses that is impacting hospital capacity nationwide. The website includes a resource library,...

Thanking Emergency Responders: From Governor Kristi Noem

​On November 28, Governor Kristi Noem published an article thanking South Dakota’s emergency responders from news.sd.gov. For most of us, we hope to never need help from emergency responders. But when our darkest moments come,...

SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update November 18, 2022

Each week, through our Unified Voice Newsletter, recipients will receive an overview of state, federal, policy and additional issues impacting post-acute care. Each story will include a direct link to a more complete overview...

​Build Your Healthcare Career in Brookings, SD – Learn more from Jaclyn Rauen, RN...

Are you interested in learning more about working and living in the Great Plains? It’s a unique part of the United States with so much to offer! Jaclyn Rauen, RN, is the Inpatient Care...

Dental Hygienists and “Collaborative Supervision”

​​Collaborative Supervision for Dental Hygienists has been a law in South Dakota since 2011...have you heard of it? South Dakota dental hygienists have the ability of providing direct preventive and therapeutic services in limited, specified...

Invisible Wounds: Preventing suicide among veterans and active duty military in South Dakota

South Dakota is working to prevent suicide among veterans and active duty military. Persistent stress can affect anyone, and those who have served or are currently serving may be at greater risk for suicide...

SDAHO Dimensions Data Updated

Dimensions, the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) inpatient and outpatient reporting tool, now has updated data for Quarters 1 and 2 of 2022! SDAHO member facilities have access to the full suite of...