Jerstad Promoted to Emergency Department Medical Director

  • November 10, 2015

Dr. John Jerstad, M.D.
Dr. John Jerstad, M.D.

Brookings Health System recently promoted Dr. John Jerstad, M.D., to Emergency Department (ED) Medical Director at Brookings Hospital. As the ED Medical Director, he provides guidance, leadership, oversight and quality assurance in the emergency room and to the ambulance service.

Dr. Jerstad began working at Brookings Health System in 2010. Prior to joining Brookings Health, he worked at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls and Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, serving both facilities as ED Medical Director.

A Sioux Falls native, Dr. Jerstad received his medical degree from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

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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, White Medical Clinic and Volga 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