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Brookings Health Sweeps 2022 Performance Leadership Award

As part of today’s 2022 National Rural Health Day celebration, Brookings Health System announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health with a Performance Leadership Award in all three measured categories: quality, outcomes and patient perspective. The award reflects top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.

Kvamme Offers Interventional Pain Management Services at Brookings Health

Nurse Anesthetist Brian Kvamme, CRNA, will now offer interventional pain management services. Starting Nov. 1, Kvamme will see patients weekly at Brookings Health System’s Outreach Clinic.

Diabetes Day Education Event Set for Nov. 9

Brookings Health System will hold Diabetes Day, an educational event geared toward people living with diabetes, on Nov. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. The event will be held at the health system in Conference Room A.

Kids Invited to Trick-or-Treat at The Neighborhoods on Oct. 30

Children 12 and younger are invited to trick-or-treat at The Neighborhoods at Brookview skilled nursing home on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Brookings Health Launches Hand Therapy Services

Brookings Health System has expanded its rehabilitative services to now include hand therapy. Occupational Therapist Sara Lutz, MSOTR/L, will treat patients with conditions that affect their upper extremity, including the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.

Flu Shot Clinics Coming to Arlington & Volga

To help vaccinate rural populations, Brookings Health System will again hold influenza vaccination clinics in Arlington and Volga.

Brookings Health Launches Clinical Enrichment Internship Program for Nursing Students

Brookings Health System has partnered with the South Dakota Board of Nursing to offer a clinical enrichment program for nursing students. Applications for the paid summer internship are being accepted now at brookingshealth.org/Careers.

Feucht & Christensen Earn Sterile Processing Certification

Sterile Processing Department Supervisor Jody Feucht and Sterile Processing Technician Jessyn Christensen were both recently credentialed as Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technicians (CSPDT) by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution.

Understanding Grief Education Begins Sept. 22

Brookings Health System’s free six-week educational series, Understanding Grief, will begin on Thursday, Sept. 22. The class series is led by Social Worker Donna Bumann, M.S.

Parents Can Now Select Their Doula at Brookings Health System

Parents who deliver at New Beginnings Birth Center at Brookings Health System can now select a doula ahead of their birth to help them through the labor and delivery process.