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Philippa Taylor Escondrillas Smith arrived at 6:06 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2021, making her the first baby of the New Year born at Brookings Health System.
Today Brookings Health System began administering initial vaccination doses to nursing home residents at The Neighborhoods at Brookview, following Phase 1b of the South Dakota Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.
Following a decline in COVID-19 positive cases in the community, Brookings Hospital has reopened the inpatient care unit to visitors, allowing one visitor per patient per day for all non-COVID patients.
Following Phase 1a of the South Dakota Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, today Brookings Health System began administering vaccination doses to local frontline healthcare workers.
Brookings Health System’s Sleep Diagnostics Facility was recently reaccredited through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for polysomnography services both at the hospital-based testing facility and the home sleep testing setting.
In the past 35 years there has always been a need for home care services in the Brookings area. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has intensified local demand in some unexpected ways while home care providers have simultaneously learned to treat a new virus.
To assist with safety screening during the COVID-19 pandemic, Brookings Health System recently deployed infrared temperature check tablets at the main entrances for Brookings Hospital and The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home.
Worldwide men die on average six years earlier than women. For American men, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young American males between the ages of 15 and 34. On average, men experience a first heart attack at age 65, seven years before women.
To show support of local healthcare providers during the pandemic, South Dakota State Athletics is honoring 11 Brookings Health System team members who have impacted the health system’s ability to provide care for the community during COVID-19.