VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine has been awarded the Governor’s 2019 Outstanding Employer Award by the State of South Dakota. This annual award recognizes exceptional hiring and employment practices by businesses and institutions in South Dakota regarding people with disabilities.
The medical school was recognized in the government/education/non-profit category. In the nomination and award, the medical school was commended for providing flexible work and leave schedules, opportunities for office furniture and equipment modifications, handicapped accessible facilities and professional development activities.
It was also noted that within the medical school is the Center for Disabilities, a statewide organization providing training, clinical services, research and advocacy for people with disabilities and their families. The award will be presented by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem at an event held in the Capitol Rotunda in Pierre on Nov. 4, 2019 at 10 a.m. A reception will follow.