Debra Thomas Hired as New Laboratory Manager for Brookings Health System

  • July 19, 2011

Debra Thomas
Debra Thomas

Brookings Health System announces Debra Thomas of Aurora, S.D., has been hired as the organization's new laboratory manager.

Thomas, a Roscoe, S.D., native, is a certified medical technologist and has nine years of laboratory experience. She worked previously at the SDSU veterinary diagnostic lab. Thomas holds a bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science and a master's degree in biological sciences, both from SDSU.

Thomas belongs to the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists (ASCLS). This past spring, she was honored with Omicron Sigma award from ASCLS, listing her on the ASCLS president's honor roll for accomplishment, talent and effort.

Brookings Health System's newly remodeled, on-campus laboratory performs a wide range of medical tests for inpatients, outpatients, and extended care facility patients. In addition, the laboratory staff participates in health screenings and fairs in the community and is able to provide health screenings to local businesses.  

About Brookings Health System
Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed Brookview Manor nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for 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