City of Sioux Falls & Minnehaha County Triage Meeting, 5/23/18

So many areas of the Sioux Falls Minnehaha County healthcare industry have nothing to do with healthcare. What does a farm store have to do with healthcare? Nothing. What does hoarding, than parking a liquor license have to do with good healthcare? Nothing. Sports complexes? Nothing. Taking away affordable housing? Well on this one a lot because it adds to a community’s downward spiral.

The reason for this meeting held on May 23, 2018 in the Sioux Falls Minnesota Ave HyVee store was to bring the county, city and school district up to date on the Triage Center progress. A Triage Center will be a way to bring the local governments into a partnership with the local healthcare community to remove the criminal aspect out of helping people with problems. It also takes the burden off the taxpayers for arresting and booking someone who might have emotional or drug problems more easily handled with caring and understanding.

A Triage Center is a safe place to help people when they are in trouble and then direct them on to services able to assist them into the future.

As Cameraman Bruce has followed these meetings and discussions, a thought becomes more clear. If this process could save the two main hospital systems in Sioux Falls millions of dollars per year in bad debt billings, why don’t they subsidize the operation of this center? As you watch the video, listen to the benefits the hospitals will realize by working together on this.

Instead of spending millions of dollars on vanity projects having nothing to do with good healthcare, our medical industry could actually do something to pay for their place here


#1 "Very Stable Genius" on 05.29.18 at 2:05 pm

So a health care system, which has purchased a liquor license, wants to set up a triage center to reduce their costs and hopefully put a dent into drug and alcohol addiction?…… Huh?…….. Maybe Sanford has “parked” a liquor license, so others can’t get to it. So as to hopefully reduce alcohol consumption in this town?….. (Yea…..that’s the ticket….)

#2 D@ily Spin on 05.30.18 at 9:27 am

Healthcare is already it’s own unworkable scheme. Adding a triage lower level is but more red tape. I’m opposed to government becoming involved.