Brookings Health System Ranks in 97th Percentile of Medicare’s Quality Care Program

  • February 16, 2015

Information recently issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ranks Brookings Health System in the 97th percentile for the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) program, an initiative that recognizes acute-care hospitals for the quality of care they provide Medicare patients.

The ranking means Brookings Health System performs better than 97 percent of participating acute-care hospitals across the nation. The VBP program promotes consistency in care delivery with regards to clinical care, patient experience, care outcomes and efficiency.

“Our high ranking validates that our care providers consistently meet patient expectations by providing individualized care, following best clinical care practices and promoting the best possible outcomes,” said President and CEO Jason Merkley.

Brookings Health System continuously looks for ways to improve the patient experience. The organization actively gathers patient feedback through third party surveys, implements methods to enhance patient care, and works with other health care providers in the community to ensure a continuity of care. To learn more about the high quality care at Brookings Health System, please visit

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 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