Blog Posts in 2021

  • Generational Trauma & Addiction - It Can Be Overcome

    The roots of addiction rarely begin with one person. Many can trace patterns of addition, trauma, and drug-related deaths in their families back through generations. CDP Healthcare’s Compass Care program is working hard against opioid addiction by focusing on education, prevention and recovery to help break these intergenerational patterns. What is addiction? Addiction is a treatable, ...
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  • Got GERD? Get Back to Normal

    It’s time to learn more about this innovative approach to treating chronic acid reflux and heartburn. GERD is the most common gastrointestinal related diagnosis made by physicians during clinical visits in the U.S. It is estimated that pain and discomfort from acid reflux impact over 80 million people at least once per month in the U.S. GERD Awareness Bulletin If you have or suspect you have ...
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  • National GERD Awareness Week is November 21-27, 2021

    When You Should See a Doctor The week of November 21-27, 2021 is national Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week. It comes just in time for Thanksgiving when many Americans may experience heartburn associated with overeating. However, if heartburn occurs more frequently, or is associated with additional symptoms, it may be gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). An estimated 1 in ...
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  • COVID VACCINE BOOSTER DOSE UPDATE:

    Recently, the FDA and CDC recommended that certain individuals who received Pfizer, Moderna and J&J vaccines may receive a booster dose. Starting on Tuesday, November 2, patients who received Moderna or J&J vaccines can receive their booster shot during CDP Health Care System walk-in booster event. No appointment necessary. CDP Health Care System COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Walk-in Event ...
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  • Dedication to Healthcare Quality and Safety

    Congratulating Stacy Dahlstrom, Quality Improvement/Risk Manager-Compliance Officer from Coteau des Prairies Health Care System for demonstrating her dedication to healthcare quality and patient safety by passing the CPHQ (Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality) exam. Stacy prepared for this exam by participating in the CPHQ Prep-Course sponsored by SDAHO in August. This two-week, two-hour ...
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  • The New MyChart Patient Portal

    A more complete connection to your care! At Coteau des Prairies Health Care System, we’re always looking to improve your overall patient experience. We’re happy to introduce the new MyChart patient portal to help you connect to the information you need. In partnership with Sanford Health, Coteau des Prairies Health Care System recently upgraded to the Epic electronic health record ...
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  • Opioids: What, Why & How of Addiction & Recovery

    The opioid crisis continues in our area and across the nation. CDP Healthcare’s Compass Care program is working hard to against opioid addiction by focusing on education, prevention, and recovery. Many don’t understand what opioids really are or why people become addicted, so the Compass Care team aims to answer critical questions and help those who need it. What are opioids? Opioid is ...
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  • The Power of Primary Care

    As life gets busier, it may be tempting to skip routine screenings and health care appointments. Because regular wellness visits are critical to your overall health, putting off these important appointments can impact your physical and emotional health, or cost you valuable time to detect problems early—when they are easier to treat and manage. Whether you’re due for a preventative ...
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  • Men's Health CDP

    Have a Heart-to-Heart with the Men in your Life Is there a man in your life that you love and worry about? Does their lifestyle have you concerned about their overall health and well-being? Or, do you put your health last on a long list of "more important" things? No matter the situation, Coteau des Prairies specialized men's health services can help you or the men you care about ...
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  • New Process to Sign up for the COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist!

    You can now register online to be placed on the COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist where it’s faster and more convenient! Coteau des Prairies Health Care is teaming up with Sanford Health‚ so now getting on the COVID-19 vaccine waiting list is easier than ever! Simply register at SanfordHealth.org which makes it easier for all of our patients to sign up—regardless of the state or counties ...
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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Announcement: Distribution to Begin Phase 1d

    South Dakota Department of Health is announcing that starting on Monday, January 18, 2021, the Department of Health and its health partners across the state will start vaccinating a prioritized population group, within Group 1D, of the state’s vaccination plan. This first prioritized population group will be those 80 and over, as well as high-risk individuals and will be expanded to other ...
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  • Exciting COVID-19 Vaccine Update - Statewide Distribution Ahead of Schedule, Public Vaccinations to Start Sooner than Anticipated!

    South Dakota is leading the nation in COVID-19 vaccination distribution, a proud accomplishment that means faster immunization for the next group of eligible recipients, and eventually the entire state. Aligned with the nationwide rollout, healthcare workers and long-term care residents are first to receive the vaccine. Because of the rapid implementation to this group, South Dakota can start ...
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  • Gestures of Generosity Strengthen Our Community in the Midst of Covid-19 and the New Year

    As 2021 begins to unfold, we look ahead with unprecedented hope—inspired by a year of unprecedented challenges. Throughout 2020, the pandemic impacted local businesses, schools, nonprofits, and their employees and volunteers. It also put a strain on hospitals and care facilities, including Coteau des Prairies (CDP) Health Care System and Tekakwitha Living Center. At the same time, it ...
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