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New Beginnings Baby Café Open House Set for Aug. 23

To celebrate National Breastfeeding Month, New Beginnings Baby Café will hold an open house “birthday party” from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23. The event will take place outdoors in the picnic area just west of Brookings Hospital’s ER entrance. Cupcakes and punch will be served.

Marissia Schaefer, CNP, Joins Arlington Medical Center

Family Nurse Practitioner Marissia Schaefer, CNP, will become the new primary care provider at Arlington Medical Center. The community is invited to meet and welcome Schaefer during an open house on Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Arlington clinic.

Winseman Named Diagnostic Imaging Director

Nicole Winseman was recently named diagnostic imaging director at Brookings Health System.

King Joins Brookings Health System Foundation Board

Retired Physician Assistant Rod King recently joined Brookings Health System Foundation’s board of directors. He was elected at the May 12 board meeting to serve a two-year term through December 2023.

‘Mini Facelifts’ Now Available at Näva Medical Spa

Näva Medical Spa, Brookings Health System’s aesthetic medicine clinic, now offers polydioxanone (PDO) thread lifts to help tighten loose skin on the jaw, cheek and neck area without surgery. Sometimes referred to as a mini facelift, the procedure uses dissolvable sutures to tighten and lift sagging skin.

Dr. Ali Chaudhry Joins Hospitalist Team at Brookings Health

Dr. Ali Chaudhry, M.D., recently joined the hospitalist team at Brookings Health System.

Workforce Education Grant to Help Prepare Students for Future Healthcare Careers

Brookings Health System recently partnered with Brookings School District to support and procure a Workforce Education Grant from the South Dakota Department of Education. Programs generated from the grant will impact the future healthcare and health sciences workforce in the greater Brookings region.

Registration Now Open for Doula Training

Registration is now open for the Childbirth Professionals International Birth and Postpartum Doula workshop scheduled for Sept. 9 and 10 at Brookings Health System.

New Beginnings Birth Center Nursery Named in Honor of Isaac Scot Hemmestad

On June 28 representatives from Brookings Health System and Team Isaac gathered to dedicate New Beginnings Birth Center’s nursery in honor of Isaac Scot Hemmestad, the son of Team Isaac founders Jason and Amber Hemmestad. The Isaac Scot Nursery recognizes the funds given to Brookings Health System Foundation by Team Isaac.

Nitrous Oxide Available for Pain Management at New Beginnings Birth Center

New Beginnings Birth Center at Brookings Health System recently added nitrous oxide as a pain relieving option for laboring mothers.