Dr. Jill Kruse Joins the Hospitalist Team at Brookings Health System

  • October 04, 2021

Jill KruseDr. Jill Kruse recently joined the team of hospitalists at Brookings Health System. Hospitalists oversee the care of adult patients, 15 years and older, who are admitted to the Inpatient Care unit at Brookings Hospital.

The hospitalist program is focused care for inpatients staying at Brookings Hospital and was implemented to increase patient satisfaction and care quality. The hospitalists work closely with members of the hospital care team to provide comprehensive care during a patient’s stay.

Hospitalists do not replace a patients’ primary care provider but instead partner with the patients’ primary care provide to keep them updated on the patients’ condition and care along with creating a treatment plan after a patient leaves the hospital.

Dr. Kruse is trained in family medicine; prior to starting at Brookings Health, Dr. Kruse worked as a family medicine physician at Avera Medical Group Brookings for 8 years.

Dr. Kruse received her medical degree from Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center.  She performed her residency in family medicine at University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine in Baraboo.

For more information about the hospitalist program at Brookings Health System, please visit www.brookingshealth.org/Hospitalist.

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 & Optical, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and extended care services. Brookings Hospital provides local access to doctors in Brookings and offers robotic da Vinci surgery and Mako robotic-arm assisted procedures, making it one of the premier rural community hospitals in South Dakota. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.