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Keeping It Clean

Few COVID-19 news stories focus on some of the most integral healthcare workers behind the scenes: the housekeepers and laundry aides.

Brookings Hospital Closed to Visitors

Effective today, Brookings Hospital will be temporarily closed to all visitors in order to protect both patients and team members from the spread of COVID-19. In addition, all persons entering the facility, including team members, will be screened and logged for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure.

Brookings Health Accepting PPE Donations

Brookings Health System is currently accepting personal protective equipment (PPE) donations, including home sewn surgical masks.

Brookings Health Suspends Events at Facilities

Following COVID-19 social distancing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) and the White House, Brookings Health System has suspended all in-person events, classes and support groups at their facilities.

Brookings Health Restricts Hospital Visitors Due to COVID-19

With the emergence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in South Dakota, Brookings Health System has implemented a temporary visitor policy to protect the health and safety of its patients and staff. The new policy, which takes effect immediately, is intended to minimize the spread of COVID-19 at Brookings Health System facilities.

The Neighborhoods at Brookview Restricts Visitors among COVID-19 Threat

With the first presumed positive cases of corona virus 2019 (COVID-19) in South Dakota, The Neighborhoods at Brookview is not allowing outside visitors at its facility effective today.

Brookings Health Receives Top 20 and Top 100 Honors Again

Brookings Health System was recently named as a 2020 Top 20 Rural Community Hospital and one of the 2020 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States. Nationally, Brookings Health ranks in the top one percent of all rural and community hospitals.

CDC, Department of Health Updates COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

On Thursday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) updated coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) guidelines for who should seek treatment for COVID-19.

Kneip Brings Optometry Specialty to Flandreau

Dr. Taylor Kneip, optometrist at Yorkshire Eye Clinic & Optical, will start seeing patients on an outreach basis at Avera Medical Group Flandreau. He is currently accepting appointments for March 25. He will then be available in Flandreau the second Wednesday of every month.

Prepared and Ready

With the recent emergence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the possibility of outbreak at some point in the United States, Brookings Health System isn’t leaving anything to chance.