New Board Member Elected to Brookings Health System Foundation

  • January 16, 2017
Outgoing Brookings Health System Foundation board member Ardelle Roberts is replaced by Tom Fishback at the January 12 board meeting
Outgoing Brookings Health System Foundation board member Ardelle Roberts is replaced by Tom Fishback at the January 12 board meeting

Brookings Health System Foundation’s board of directors selected Tom Fishback as its newest member at the Jan. 12 meeting. Fishback fills the seat vacated by Ardelle Roberts who served the organization as a board member for the maximum four terms.

In addition, David Kneip was re-elected to his fourth and final term as a board member through December 2018. Existing board officers Kneip, Joanie Holm and Jim Winterboer were re-elected to one year terms through 2017 as Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary, respectively.

“We welcome Tom to the board,“ said Kneip. “And, we are very grateful to Ardelle for dedicating nearly two decades to Brookings Health System.” Roberts served on the hospital board before stepping in as one of the original Foundation board members in 2009.

Brookings Health System Foundation was formed to support Brookings Health System through philanthropic programs including financial assistance for those in need, support for on-going staff education, and upgrades to facilities, equipment and technology. For more information, please visit

About Brookings Health System Foundation

The mission of Brookings Health System Foundation is “Inspiring people to support Brookings Health System through philanthropy, recognizing the vital role of local healthcare in sustaining quality of life in our community.” Gifts to the Foundation support charity health care for those less fortunate, health and wellness education, facility, equipment, and technology upgrades and other needs as they arise at Brookings Health System. For more information about Brookings Health System Foundation or how you may contribute, please contact Foundation Director Barb Anderson at (605) 696-8855 or

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, 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, 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