Rosebud IHS Hospital Emergency Room Not Safe for Tribal Members

rosebud-siouxPublished December 6, 2015

SICANGU LAKOTA OYATE— The Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council and administration met today at 1:00 p.m. for a special meeting of the Council in order to discuss yesterday’s decision to limit access to the emergency room at Rosebud Indian Health Service (IHS) hospital today.

Yesterday, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Rosebud Sioux Tribal leadership was provided with information that the Rosebud IHS hospital was going to “divert emergency services.” After a meeting with Ronald Cornelius, director for the Aberdeen Area Indian Health Service, the understanding of the elected officials was that the emergency room was going to be shut down. Read More …

Editor’s Note: The story was published yesterday in “Lakota Voice: Rez News,” White Bird attended the special council meeting and reported on the proceedings.

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