Brookings Health System Named 2015 HEALTHSTRONG Hospital

  • March 10, 2015

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Brookings Health System announced today it has been named as one of the nation’s HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals by iVantage Health Analytics.

The study and announcement of the 2015 HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals, including Brookings Health System, highlights top performing hospitals as determined through the Hospital Strength INDEX™. The annual INDEX study is the industry’s most comprehensive rating system of hospitals. The results recognize the top performing hospitals, measuring them across 62 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency.

“Brookings Health System is proud to be recognized as a HEALTHSTRONG Hospital,” said President and CEO Jason Merkley. “We place a tremendous emphasis on quality, performance and satisfaction, and this recognition affirms our efforts make a difference to the local community we serve. I am delighted to celebrate this award with our care providers, staff and community.”

The INDEX compares over 4,300 hospitals across the country based on publically available data. Brookings Health System is one of 572 top performance hospitals designated as HEALTHSTRONG. According to the INDEX, Brookings Health System ranks in the top seven percent of hospitals in the country, performing better than 93.8% of hospitals nationwide.

More information and study findings can be found at More information about Brookings Health System’s care quality can be found at

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, a 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, Arlington Medical Center and White Medical Clinic. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at

About iVantage Health Analytics

iVantage is a leading advisory and business analytic services company applying Accelerated Healthcare Transformation™ and the VantagePoints™ platform to drive sustained, evidence-based results. The company’s unique combination of technology, content, and expert advisory services accelerates decision making for the new healthcare. For more visit,