Brookings Health System Foundation, created on December 30, 2009, was formed to help build and support Brookings Health System. It is a 501(c)(3) organization, legally separate from the health system, and is governed by its own board of trustees.


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Our Mission

Inspiring people to support Brookings Health System through philanthropy, recognizing the vital role of healthcare in sustaining quality of life in our community.

Brookings Health System Foundation relies on your gifts to achieve its mission.

Foundation Board of Trustees

Jim Winterboer, Chairperson

Jim Winterboer


Tom Fishback, Vice Chairperson

Tom Fishback

Vice Chairperson

Tara Mills, Secretary/Treasurer

Tara Mills


Karin Emery

Karin Emery

Amber Hemmestad

Amber Hemmestad

Joanie Holm, CNP

Joanie Holm, CNP

Jason Merkley, CEO & President of Brookings Health System

Jason Merkley

CEO & President of Brookings Health System

Foundation News

Hospice Offers Virtual Reality Experiences to Patients Facing Life-Limiting Illnesses

Brookings Health System Hospice now offers virtual reality (VR) therapeutic experiences for patients who face a life-limiting illness.

Flower Fundraiser to Again Benefit Local Health Care

Brookings Health System Foundation and Medary Acres Greenhouse have teamed together for the second year to hold a Flower Fundraiser benefiting the mission of local health care.

"Tough Enough to Wear Pink" Funds Virtual Skylights in Brookings Health’s Ultrasound Rooms

Virtual skylights were newly added to Brookings Health System’s three ultrasound procedure rooms thanks to Tough Enough to Wear Pink funds.