Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Feds again probe problems at government-run South Dakota hospital


August 6, 2018

ROSEBUD, S.D. — Rosebud Sioux Tribal President William Kindle thought health care on the Rosebud Indian Reservation reached a breaking point in 2016.

The Indian Health Service shuttered the Rosebud hospital's emergency room after inspectors in late-2015 found employees hand-washed surgical instruments for six months while a sterilizer was broken, didn't communicate that a patient had an untreated case of Tuberculosis and failed to monitor a patient who delivered a baby prematurely on a bathroom floor.


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