Contact Us

New Money for Cardiac Care Effort in South Dakota

Smiling Doctor
(Clipart)

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota is about to roll out a new program to improve cardiac care around the state.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard is expected to detail the effort in a news conference Friday morning. He’ll be joined by officials from the Helmsley Charitable Trust, which is providing funding.

The trust just last month announced money to pay for research into unmet health care services and needs in South Dakota. The trust was established by the late hotel and real estate baroness Leona Helmsley.

Also, The federal government has given South Dakota $1.3 million to expand access to health care in the state.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says the funding is being made available by the Affordable Care Act.

South Dakota health centers last year served almost 56,000 patients and 36 percent of them uninsured. The agency says the grant will help care for approximately 7,700 additional South Dakotans by establishing new health center service delivery sites.

Nationwide, about $150 million in grants are being awarded to 236 health center programs.

End Of Life Discussion On A Better You

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More Local News

More State, US & World News

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://ksoo.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KSOO-AM 1140 - Live, Local and Breaking News from Sioux Falls, South Dakota quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on KSOO-AM 1140 - Live, Local and Breaking News from Sioux Falls, South Dakota quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!