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Kids Invited to Trick-or-Treat at The Neighborhoods on Oct. 27

Children 12 and younger are invited to trick-or-treat at The Neighborhoods at Brookview skilled nursing home on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Holm to Sign Book at Brookings Health System Gift Shop

Internist Dr. Rick Holm, M.D., will sign his new book, “Life’s Final Season: A Guide for Aging and Dying with Grace,” on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Brookings Health System’s gift shop as a part of the gift shop’s holiday open house.

Ostomy Education Scheduled for Oct. 22

Brookings Health System will hold a free ostomy education session on Monday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in Brookings Hospital Conference Room A.

“Building Blocks to Baby” Offers Would-Be Parents Education on Starting a Family

Brookings Health System and Avera Medical Group will hold “Building Blocks to Baby,” an educational event for would-be parents who are considering having a child, on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Brookings Hospital in Conference Room A.

Chandler and Schaefer Appointed Directors by Brookings Health

Brookings Health System recently appointed two new directors, Jennifer Chandler, RN, and Lisa Schaefer, LNHA.

Brookings Health System Appoints Melissa Wagner as New CFO

Melissa Wagner was recently appointed by Brookings Health System as the organization’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). She started her new role at the health system earlier this month.

Dates Set for Million Hearts® Heart Attack & Stroke Screenings

Brookings Health System has set dates for free Million Hearts® screenings at various community locations this fall to help assess people’s risk for cardiovascular disease.

Brookings Health Launches Free Joint Replacement Education Sessions

Brookings Health System is launching Joint Camp, a free, 60-minute educational session for individuals in our community who are having, or are thinking about, knee or hip joint replacements. Initial sessions will be held on Sept. 25, Oct. 30, Nov. 27 and Dec. 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Brookings Hospital, Conference Room A.

Brookings Health to Host Free Understanding Medicare Seminar

Brookings Health System will host two sessions of the free Understanding Medicare seminar on Monday, Sept. 24 at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held at Brookings Hospital, Conference Room A.

Giving Patients Their Best Chance

Two years ago on Sept. 2, 2016, the Friday before Labor Day, Brookings Health System’s ambulance service was called to an accident along U.S. Highway 14 west of Volga. An east-bound 2001 Oldsmobile crossed the center line, colliding head-on with the car driven by Medary Elementary Art Teacher Jennifer Moser.