Linder Selected for Inspiring Health Sponsorship

  • September 05, 2023
Surgical Technologist Shelbi Linder
Surgical Technologist Shelbi Linder

Brookings Health System awarded an Inspiring Health Sponsorship to recent post-secondary graduate Shelbi Linder.

The Inspiring Health Sponsorship Program provides financial resources for students who commit to a professional career at Brookings Health System. The sponsorship is a loan forgiveness program that forgives the sponsorship amount over a three-year period. Applicants must currently be enrolled in an accredited health occupation program and in good academic standing.

Linder graduated this July from Southeast Technical College in Sioux Falls with an associate’s degree in surgical technology. She will work as a surgical technologist at Brookings Health’s operating room. Her duties will include helping to prep the patient and the operating room as well as passing instruments and equipment to surgeons during procedures. She previously worked as a sterile processing technician at Yankton Medical Clinic.

Brookings Health’s workforce embodies the spirit of teamwork, working together across disciplines to care for local patients and residents. Individuals who want to join Brookings Health System’s Top 20 Rural Community Hospital team can find a position right for them at

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