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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday May 17, 2020 ( 9 items )  

ACE Welcomes Language in Stimulus Bill Directing Aid to Biofuel Producers, Thanks Congressional Members for Urging This Support
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 13 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following news on May 12: The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) welcomed the phase four stimulus proposal (the HEROES Act) House Speaker Pelosi introduced which includes a provision that would establish a new Renewable Fuel Reimbursement Program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Senators are expected to consider similar legislation. ACE thanks Representatives Cheri Bustos (Ill.) Cindy Axne (Iowa),   more

Adam Jorgensen Named ACLU of Wyoming Digital Media Associate
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, May 12 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming issued the following news release: Adam Jorgensen has been named digital media associate for the ACLU of Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota. In his new role, Jorgensen develops and manages the cross-platform digital communications and social media strategy for the three states and is responsible for generating content that is engaging, up-to-date and results in measurable action. He also designs and produces online   more

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: Nurse Anesthetists Responding to COVID-19 in Rural America
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, May 15 -- The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists issued the following news release: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) stand at the ready as the threat of COVID-19 threatens the nation's rural communities. CRNAs are the primary provider of anesthesia care in rural America. "As a CRNA, we're uniquely qualified to help with airway management, which can be difficult in COVID patients," said Brian Kvamme, CRNA, a member of the South Dakota Association of   more

Conversations With Kelby: The Sanford Response to COVID-19
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 12 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: Sanford Health President and CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft is expressing tremendous gratitude for the Sanford Family during the response to the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. "I'm so proud of our people, first of all," Krabbenhoft said in a sit-down conversation with Sanford Health News host Courtney Collen. "The only way (this virus) gets measured, handled and ultimately resolved is through people.  more

Microsoft Donates Thousands of Mask Mates to Sanford Health
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 13 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a way of bringing people, and companies, together. This rings particularly true in Fargo, North Dakota. Recently, volunteers from Microsoft's Fargo campus donated 2,000 3-D mask mates to Sanford Health's Fargo campuses. A mask mate allows nurses to tie masks around their head instead of their ears, which can be painful if worn for an extended period of time. The two ear loops hook onto  more

Missouri River Energy Services: North Tailwater Recreation Area and Section of Volksweg Bike Path Remain Closed
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 12 -- Missouri River Energy Services issued the following news release: Warmer weather has finally arrived and with it comes plans to enjoy the campgrounds and recreational facilities in the Lake Red Rock area. Missouri River Energy Services (MRES), the builder of the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project (RRHP), reminds outdoor enthusiasts that the North Tailwater Recreation area and a section of the Volksweg bike path remain closed to the public until RRHP opens for c  more

Sanford Health: FDA Approves Umbilical Stem Cell Research for COVID-19
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 15 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: RESTEM, a leading cell-based therapeutics company, announced it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a 60-patient Phase I/IIa study using umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells to treat patients with severe cases of COVID-19. The study will be the first of its kind in the U.S. The study is expected to start enrolling patients from Baptist Health South Florida and Sanford Health this we  more

Sanford Health: Health Care Hero - Doug Nowak, COVID-19 Data Analytics Leader
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 16 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: Doug Nowak is Sanford Health's vice president of data analytics. As such, he is part of an ongoing effort to help guide the delivery of health care in our communities. The process of converting information to insight has been an increasingly valuable tool in medicine -- and never more vital than right now. Confronting the challenges of successfully stemming the effects of the coronavirus is accomplished best when t  more

Sanford Health: Hospitalist Treats COVID-19 Patients for 18 Days in a Row
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, May 14 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: For 18 days straight, Dr. Christopher Pribula worked in the COVID-19 unit of Sanford Broadway Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota. His shifts each day ranged from eight hours to 14. But the long shifts and consecutive days didn't stop the hospitalist from providing the utmost care for patients, and neither did fear. "I spent more time trying to educate myself and the people around me about what I was finding simp  more