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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday June 28, 2020 ( 9 items )  

Father, Daughter Share a Career in Medicine With Sanford
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, June 22 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: Growing up in Mitchell, South Dakota, Dr. Breanne Mueller was used to running into her father's patients around town. "Many people in my life, like teachers and coaches and people I would see at the store, would come up to me and say, 'Your dad delivered my kid,'" Dr. Mueller said. "Or it would be, 'I love your dad, he's my doctor and he's the greatest.'" The "greatest" in this case is Dr. Ron Anderson, a longtime  more

Sanford Health: Clinic Sees Cystic Fibrosis Patients' Lives Lengthen
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, June 26 -- Sanford Health issued the following news on June 25: Cystic fibrosis is a complex disease involving multiple systems of the body. Mucus fills not just the lung airways but also affects the digestive system. A person born with the progressive inherited disease will spend their entire life cared for by a team of people. Appointments are frequent, with hospitalizations likely. But a lot of advancements have happened in health care to raise the life expectanc  more

Sanford Health: Coronavirus Monitoring Efforts Help Keep Residents Safe
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, June 25 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: As Good Samaritan Society locations develop a cadence for monitoring residents and staff for COVID-19 symptoms, they've found success in new routines. Close collaboration among health officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Good Samaritan Society has helped to catch positive cases of COVID-19 early and enable other locations to learn from success stories. "Having now had positive cases at  more

Sanford Health: How to Make Air in Your Home as Safe and Clean as Possible
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, June 23 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: Poor air quality indoors can lead to the development of infections, lung cancer and chronic lung diseases such as asthma, according to the American Lung Association. Items of concern include asbestos, bacteria and viruses, building and paint products, carbon monoxide, carpets, cleaning supplies and household chemicals, cockroaches, dust mites and dust, floods and water damage, formaldehyde, lead, mold and dampness,  more

Sanford Health: New Investigational Device May Simplify Stroke Intervention
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, June 23 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: Several medical device companies are evaluating prototypes of an invention from two Sanford Health surgeons that could simplify stroke treatments. The investigational Slide Guide Catheter also may allow for the treatment of many more of the eligible 70,000 stroke patients in the U.S. every year. The goal is to streamline the current bulky procedural setup with an ergonomic, simple system. That may allow more vascul  more

Sanford Health: Woman Fights Against Cystic Fibrosis With Voice, Passion
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, June 26 -- Sanford Health issued the following news on June 25: Some people have the luxury of deeming social distancing an inconvenience. That's not the case for children and adults with cystic fibrosis. For them, social distancing is imperative to help stay safe from the lung-ravaging potential of COVID-19. Even if, as in Ashley Ballou-Bonnema's case, it separates you -- indefinitely -- from those you love most. Even if it keeps you from leaving your house. Or sha  more

South Dakota Bankers Association Announces Retirement of President Curt Everson
PIERRE, South Dakota, June 23 -- The South Dakota Bankers Association issued the following news: The South Dakota Bankers Association (SDBA), the professional and trade association for South Dakota's financial services industry, is announcing the impending retirement of its president, Curt Everson. Following 20 years of service in state government, Everson has led the 136-year-old Association since September of 2002. The role of the SDBA, located in Pierre, S.D., is to help educate, advocate a  more

South Dakota Bankers Association: Financial Regulators Issue Examiner Guidance for Assessing COVID-19 Effects
PIERRE, South Dakota, June 26 -- The South Dakota Bankers Association issued the following news: Recognizing the significant and long-lasting effects of the coronavirus pandemic on financial institutions, federal and state financial regulators on Tuesday issued joint guidance for how examiners should assess the effects of COVID-19 on the safety and soundness of banks and credit unions. The guidance directs examiners to assess institutions according to existing agency policies and procedures and  more

South Dakota Bankers Association: SBA - 4.7 Million Paycheck Protection Program Loans Made as of June 20
PIERRE, South Dakota, June 26 -- The South Dakota Bankers Association issued the following news: Lenders nationwide had made approximately 4.7 million PPP loans totaling $515 billion as of last Saturday, SBA reported over the weekend. Forty-four percent of all PPP loans were made by lenders with less than $10 billion in assets, 19% were made by institutions with $10 billion to $50 billion in assets, and 37% were made by institutions with more than $50 billion in assets. The overall average loa  more