Avera Health

Type: Company
Name: Avera Health
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Sanford Heightens Ebola Safety Protocols

So far more than 4,500 people in West Africa have died from Ebola. Nine-thousand-hundred people have been infected. While the virus continues to spread rapidly, the fear of Ebola is spreading even quicker. That is creating a greater awareness of education ... [Published KDLT - Oct 23 2014]
Entities: Ebola, Sanford Health, Virus
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Genomic Medicine Transforms Breast Cancer Treatment

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Dr. Brian Leyland-Jones is among those working to eradicate breast cancer. He’s a native of England and an internationally-known cancer researcher. ... [Published SDPB - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

A Virtual Physical

James Hamblin makes the case for telemedicine: If some basic needs were addressed remotely, doctors could focus on more dire cases during their busy office hours. Patients could ask simple questions without needing to take an afternoon off work for ... [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Nurse's Ebola infection puts hospitals on alert

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The infection of a Dallas nurse caring for an Ebola patient was a wake-up call for hospitals, an infectious disease consultant for a regional health system said Monday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said hospitals ... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

Ekeren Named CEO At Avera Sacred Heart Hospital

Avera Health and Avera Sacred Heart Hospital announced Friday that Doug Ekeren has been appointed Regional President and CEO for the Avera Sacred Heart region effective immediately. Ekeren has been serving as the interim CEO since June 28.  Ekeren has ... [Published Press and Dakotan - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

SD hospitals say they are ready for Ebola patients

Avera Health Systems has protocol in place to handle anyone who comes in with Ebola, including at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell."All our hospitals have isolation negative air pressure rooms," said Jay Gravholt, public relations for Queen of ... [Published Mitchell Daily Republic - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

Social Media Forum Slated Oct. 7

VERMILLION — Is social media a “friend or foe” of health care providers? What are the implications of inappropriate use of social media and what are the boundaries of “inappropriate”?These questions (and many more) will be addressed by Darcy Sherman-Justice, ... [Published Press and Dakotan - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 04 2014 - Updated Oct 04 2014 - 1 reports

Your Heart & The Hunt

by , ReporterOctober 04, 2014 3:42 PMHunting season is just weeks away. But before South Dakotans get back in the field, doctors are encouraging them to make sure they're fit for the outdoors.When it comes to health and health related behavior, gender ... [Published KDLT - Oct 04 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

SD hospitals are equipped to handle Ebola patients

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Hospitals in South Dakota say they are equipped to safely manage patients infected with Ebola. Avera Health says it has rooms to host sick patients in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Aberdeen, Marshall, Mitchell and Yankton. Sanford ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Social Media, Health Care Discussed

VERMILLION — Is social media a “friend or foe” of health care providers? What are the implications of inappropriate use of social media and what are the boundaries of “inappropriate”?These questions (and many more) will be addressed by Darcy Sherman-Justice, ... [Published Press and Dakotan - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Bernice Lillehaug, 87, of Wessington Springs

WESSINGTON SPRINGS — , died early Thursday morning, Sept. 25, 2014, at the Weskota Manor/Avera Health. Her memorial service will be at a later date.The Basham Funeral Home of Wessington Springs is in charge of arrangements.For the complete article see ... [Published Huron Plainsman - Sep 28 2014]
Entities: Avera Health
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Avera Medical Minute AMcK: a Medicare "Breakfast Club"

Do you know what a plan "F" is? Or how much your medicare premiums are? Well if you've got questions, Avera Health Plans has the answers. Avera's insurance experts are doing their part to help clear up any of your medicare induced confusion.Yes, there ... [Published KSFY - Sep 26 2014]

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Jerry Diamond, the IIASD executive vice president, said the vote will be extremely close. "If I were a guessing person, I'd say right now it's almost a tie" he said
"This is so patients will now have a choice on how to save their health care" said Jon Crow, director of operations at Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital and chairman of the Patient Choice for South Dakota ballot committee
"We need to help understand how this virus is transmitted, what is the likelihood of it happening and then be reading in case it does come" Dr. Allison Suttle, Chief Medical Information Officer for Sanford Health said
...mandate to force insurance networks to include any and all willing providers could result in cost increases that are 20% above the annual hikes. "That's because Initiated Measure 17 threatens well-defined insurance networks that offer South Dakotans' quality health care at the best possible value" the campaign's website said

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Insurers Fighting Health, Medical Liability Cap... [Published Individual.com - 20 hours ago]
Initiated Measure 17 pits doctors against insur... [Published Mitchell Daily Republic - Oct 23 2014]
Sanford Heightens Ebola Safety Protocols [Published KDLT - Oct 23 2014]
Genomic Medicine Transforms Breast Cancer Treat... [Published SDPB - Oct 16 2014]
A Virtual Physical [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Oct 16 2014]
Insurers Oppose SD Ballot Initiative to Open He... [Published Individual.com - Oct 14 2014]
Nurse's Ebola infection puts hospitals on alert [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Oct 13 2014]
Ekeren Named CEO At Avera Sacred Heart Hospital [Published Press and Dakotan - Oct 10 2014]
DWU Board of Trustees gains five new members [Published Prairie Business - Oct 10 2014]
SD hospitals say they are ready for Ebola patients [Published Mitchell Daily Republic - Oct 09 2014]
It’s October: Time To Think Pink For Breast Health [Published Press and Dakotan - Oct 09 2014]
Your Heart And The Hunt [Published Press and Dakotan - Oct 06 2014]
Social Media Forum Slated Oct. 7 [Published Press and Dakotan - Oct 06 2014]
Your Heart & The Hunt [Published KDLT - Oct 04 2014]
Bernice Christina Lillehaug, 87, of Wessington ... [Published Huron Plainsman - Oct 01 2014]
SD hospitals are equipped to handle Ebola patients [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Oct 01 2014]
Social Media, Health Care Discussed [Published Press and Dakotan - Sep 30 2014]
Facilities receive grants to grow resources for... [Published Fierce Health IT - Sep 29 2014]
Bernice Lillehaug, 87, of Wessington Springs [Published Huron Plainsman - Sep 28 2014]
Avera Medical Minute AMcK: a Medicare "Breakfas... [Published KSFY - Sep 26 2014]
Medicare Advantage Iowa plans in top 500 n... [Published WHO NewsRadio 1040 - Sep 24 2014]
Avera eCARE and CareSpan form Collaboration to ... [Published PRWeb - Sep 22 2014]
Harvesting A Brighter Future [Published KELOLAND TV - Sep 18 2014]
Avera Medical Minute ASL: using HeartCode to tr... [Published KSFY - Sep 17 2014]
A Shot Of Prevention: Order Requires Yearly Flu... [Published Press and Dakotan - Aug 21 2014]
Lucille J. Frank, 87, of Wessington Springs [Published Huron Plainsman - Aug 18 2014]
Elizabeth Smart-Gilmour Uses Her Kidnapping Exp... [Published WebProNews - Aug 14 2014]
Elizabeth Smart-Gilmour Uses Her Kidnapping Exp... [Published WebProNews Feed - Aug 14 2014]
State officials look into Avera's medical offer [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Aug 11 2014]
Sisters Celebrate Golden Jubilees [Published Press and Dakotan - Jul 25 2014]
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