Ensuring Access to Care: Wagner Community Memorial Hospital – Avera, Wagner, S.D.
Describes Wagner Community Memorial Hospital – Avera
(WCMH-A), a 20-bed Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in
Wagner, South Dakota, that works to ensure access to care
while addressing the social determinants of health for the
populations they serve. Shares strategies and collaborative
efforts to address the community's needs through the use of
telemedicine, housing and economic development, population
health, and access to primary care.
Date: 05/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association Rural Health Services view details
Rural Child Welfare Practice
Issue brief discussing the needs and concerns of rural children and families, including healthcare and social services. Examines factors linked to child maltreatment, such as poverty, violence, and substance use, and features descriptions of successful programs designed to promote child welfare in rural areas of Montana, South Dakota, Kansas, and Colorado, as well as Appalachian Ohio and Kentucky.
Date: 02/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families view details
Reinventing Rural Health Care: A Case Study of Seven Upper Midwest States
Examines the state of rural healthcare in seven states - Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming - and uses the findings to determine the impact of existing federal policies, understand ongoing healthcare challenges, and identify opportunities for improvement in rural healthcare access and delivery. Addresses rightsizing healthcare services to fit community needs, creating rural funding mechanisms, building and supporting the primary care physician workforce, and expanding telemedicine services. Analysis is based on interviews with over 90 national thought leaders and key stakeholders.
Infographic, Summary – Rural Health Care: Lessons Learned
Date: 01/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center view details
South Dakota 2018 Healthcare Workforce Report
Describes future healthcare workforce needs and details the
workforce distribution by geography, age, and profession in South Dakota. Analyzes current and future healthcare
workforce projections to assist with the development and
coordination of healthcare education and to inform
Date: 2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Department of Health view details
Mental Health Best Practices with Kari Oyen
Kari Oyen, professor of School Psychology at the University of South Dakota, discusses mental health issues including suicidal behavior in rural America, the role played by school psychologists, and prevention services based on risk factors including single-parent homes, poverty, and poor attendance at school.
Date: 10/2017 Type: Audio Sponsoring organizations: Center for Rural Affairs, National Rural Education Association view details
Coteau des Prairies Keeping Services Close to Home
Follows South Dakota-based Coteau des Prairies Health
System's (CDP) progress as part of the Small Rural Hospital
Transition (SRHT) project. CDP completed a financial
operational assessment (FOA) with the goal of positioning
the hospital for future financial success. Primary areas of
improvement include revenue cycle management, HCAHPS
scores, executive communication, and swing bed utilization.
Date: 08/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details
Improving Access to High Quality Sepsis Care in a South Dakota Emergency Telemedicine Network
Research and policy brief exploring whether emergency department-based telemedicine networks using real-time access to sepsis experts can improve outcomes and decrease variation in care. Discusses a pilot program for Critical Access Hospitals in South Dakota-based Avera Health's 140-hospital network in 12 states. Includes statistics for patients with positive sepsis screens from September 2016 to March 2017.
Author(s): Nicholas M. Mohr, Brian Skow, Amy Wittrock, et al. Date: 08/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Telehealth Research Center view details