IHS awards $700K contract aimed at improving patient care
Thursday, 28 July 2016 15:01
The Indian Health Service has awarded a one-year, $700,000 contract to an independent expert to help federal government-operated medical facilities improve patient care and safety.
The IHS says the contract with The Joint Commission for accreditation services will help test the readiness of IHS hospitals for compliance surveys conducted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Officials say the training and education will benefit IHS facilities in the Dakotas, Arizona, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
The IHS says it's also responding to requirements of agreements with CMS for the Rosebud and Pine Ridge hospitals in South Dakota. Recent issues at those hospitals have highlighted poor health care services at government-run facilities caring for Native Americans across the country.
129th Old Settlers Annual Reunion Set for Aug 27th
Thursday, 28 July 2016 07:42
129th Old Settlers Annual Reunion will be held in Sparks, NE on Saturday, August 27th.
GATE: $8 OR $25/CARLOAD
9 AM CT OPEN RODEO: Buckles awarded for First in the 15 & Under Age Groups:
6 & Under Barrels, 7-10 Barrels & Poles, 11-15 Barrels & Poles, 15 Under Breakaway & Team Roping,
16 & Over Barrels, Poles, Breakaway, Calf Roping, Team Roping, 45 & Over Breakaway,
All Ages- Ribbon Roping (Buckles for 1st ) ****RODEO ENTRIES MUST BE TURNED IN BEFORE 20TH***
Contact Katie Morgan for entry information: Ph. (402) 389-1404
10 AM Bowry Program by Sally Connor
10 AM Horse Shoes
11 AM Small Sports: for all ages
Foot Races, wheel barrow race, egg toss, gunny sack race, 3 legged Race
12 NOON- Calcutta for Horse Races & Team Sorting
Following Calcutta we will run the ribbon roping & follow with Team Sorting
3 PM- HORSE RACES: TO ENTER CONTACT LYNDE FREW: (402) 322-5252
Jackpot ¼ Mile: School Marm Race: Egg & Spoon: Pony Races
QUILT SHOW STARTING AT 11 AM: MORE INFO CONTACT LOUISE BOYD
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28TH, 2016 - 10 AM CHURCH SERVICE
FOR MORE INFO ON THE EVENT CONTACT: JERRY GROOMS: (402) 322-1462 OR LIZZIE MEDEMA: (402) 389-1064