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Brookings Health System Receives 2019 NOSORH Performance Leadership Award

Today, on National Rural Health Day, Brookings Health System was again recognized by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and The Chartis Center of Rural Health with a 2019 Performance Leadership Award in the quality category. The award reflects top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.

The Neighborhoods Requests Donations for Annual Resident Christmas Store

The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home is again asking for community donations to help stock the eighth annual Resident Christmas Store. The Neighborhoods are accepting donations from now until Dec. 9.

Registration Now Open for DONA Birth Doula Workshop

To further develop the volunteer doula program for parents delivering their baby at New Beginnings Birth Center, Brookings Health System will again host the popular DONA Birth Doula workshop on Dec. 7 and 8.

Joint Replacement Options Seminar Scheduled for Nov. 5

Brookings Health System and Avera Medical Group Specialty Care will host a free seminar discussing joint replacement options on Tuesday, Nov. 5 starting at 6 p.m. in Brookings Hospital Conference Room A.

Jewelry Sale to Benefit Residents at The Neighborhoods

The public is invited to the Masquerade $5 jewelry and accessory fundraiser sale at The Neighborhoods at Brookview’s Great Room on Wed., Oct. 30 from 12 to 6 p.m. and Thurs., Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kids Invited to Trick-or-Treat at The Neighborhoods on Oct. 26

Children 12 and younger are invited to trick-or-treat at The Neighborhoods at Brookview skilled nursing home on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Community Flu Clinics Planned in Volga & Arlington

Brookings Health System will hold flu shot clinics in Volga and Arlington to help protect local patients from the influenza virus.

Physiatrist Dr. Kristen Jost to Start Seeing Patients at Outreach Clinic

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist Dr. Kristen Jost, M.D. of Avera Medical Group Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation will begin seeing patients at Brookings Health System’s outreach clinic on Oct. 16. She will be available to see patients the third Wednesday of each month.

Merkley & Ruesch Recognized at South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations Convention

Brookings Health System CEO & President Jason Merkley and Quality Director Sandra Ruesch, RN, were recognized at the 2019 South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) Annual Convention, held Sept. 18 - 20 in Sioux Falls.

Brookings Health Completes CDC’s EMPower Infant Nutrition Training

Brookings Health System is among the first hospitals in the nation to successfully complete the EMPower Training initiative, a skills-based competency training to advance knowledge and skills in evidence-based maternity practices supportive of optimal infant nutrition.