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MyThanks Matters

Our mission is to provide high-quality, compassionate, personalized health care. Our greatest hope is that we fulfilled our mission to you while you were in our care.

From time-to-time, patients ask us how they can thank us and our team members for the care they’ve received. As such, we’ve established the MyThanks Matters grateful patient program which allows patients to give back to Brookings Health System by whichever means best suits them.

Share Your Contribution

A financial gift made to Brookings Health System Foundation helps support ongoing programs within and throughout the health system including:

  • Financial assistance for in-need patients
  • Continuing education for care providers
  • Health and wellness education within the community
  • Facility, equipment and technology upgrades

Your contribution may also honor a caregiver who made a difference in your stay, including a doctor, nurse, housekeeper, dietary aide or any team member.

Learn more about the Foundation here.

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Volunteering time to Brookings Health System helps enhance the experience of patients, residents and visitors at our facilities. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Helping patients and visitors navigate Brookings Hospital at the information/wayfinding desk
  • Assisting with daily operations and sales at the Brookings Hospital gift shop
  • Providing companionship to patients in the hospital’s Inpatient Care unit
  • Assisting parents in the labor and delivery process as a labor or postpartum doula
  • Registering participants at New Beginnings Baby Café, a breastfeeding support session
  • Visiting with hospice patients and supporting family members 
  • Assisting with resident activities at The Neighborhoods at Brookview skilled nursing home

Learn more about volunteering opportunities here.

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Telling others about the exceptional care experience at Brookings Health System helps bring more patients to our doors. Ways you can share your story include:

  • Recording your story with us for use in web, radio and print ads
  • Rating us and leaving positive reviews on web and social media sites like Facebook and Google

Review us on Facebook or search Brookings Health on Google.


Foundation News

Flower Fundraiser to Support Brookings Health System Foundation

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

Brookings Health System Foundation Adds Two New Board Members

Brookings Health System Foundation’s board of directors welcomed Karin Emery and Amber Hemmestad as their newest members at the Jan. 14 meeting. Each were elected for a two-year term through December 2022.

“Maskstaches” Remind Men to Care for Their Health

Worldwide men die on average six years earlier than women. For American men, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young American males between the ages of 15 and 34. On average, men experience a first heart attack at age 65, seven years before women.