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Understanding Grief Classes Begin Sept. 10

Brookings Health System’s free six-week educational series, Understanding Grief, will begin on Monday, Sept. 10. The class series is led by Social Worker Denise Larson, MSW, CSW.

Foundation Raises Funds for New Ambulance Station & Education Center

More than 30 teams participated in Brookings Health System Foundation‘s ninth annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser on Thursday, Aug. 9 at Medary Creek Hunt Club, rural Aurora, S.D., presented by First Bank & Trust.

Registration Open for Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness Needs & Communication of the Dying

Registration is now open for Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness Needs and Communication of the Dying, a seminar hosted by Brookings Health System Hospice.

Forum to Take Local Look at the Opioid Epidemic

Brookings Health System is partnering with the Brookings County States Attorney, Brookings County Sheriff, Avera Medical Group, South Dakota State University, Hy-Vee Pharmacy, East Central Behavioral Health, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, Hauffe Dental Clinic, and Animal Medical Center to shine a local spotlight on the national opioid epidemic.

Ostomy Education Scheduled for Aug. 6

Brookings Health System will hold a free ostomy education session on Monday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. in Brookings Hospital Conference Room A.

Johnson Re-Earns Certified Sterile Processing Management Credential

OR Central Sterile Reprocessing Supervisor Roxanne Johnson, RN, was recently re-credentialed as Certified Sterile Processing Management by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution.

Safe Sitter Class Scheduled for Aug. 3

Registration is now open for Brookings Health System’s popular Safe Sitter Class. Paramedic Wendy Long will teach a session on Friday, Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in hospital conference room C.

Hanssen Receives Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) honored Jason Hanssen, administrator at The Neighborhoods at Brookview, for the fifth consecutive year with the ACHCA 2016 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award.

Brookings Health System Foundation to Hold Ninth Annual Aiming to Inspire Health Fundraiser

Brookings Health System Foundation will hold the ninth annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser, presented by First Bank & Trust, on Thursday, Aug. 9 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Medary Creek Hunt Club, rural Aurora, S.D.

TeBeest Becomes One of First Advanced Practice Board Certified Chaplains

The Reverend Gregg TeBeest, chaplain at Brookings Health System, recently became one of the nation’s first Advanced Practice Board Certified Chaplains (APBCC), a new credential from the Spiritual Care Association.