Ross and Hansen Selected for Inspiring Health Sponsorships
- May 31, 2023
Brookings Health System awarded Inspiring Health Sponsorships to two recent post-secondary graduates, Kaylei Ross and Elizabeth Hansen.
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. They must also have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Ross is a 2023 South Dakota State University nursing graduate from Huron, S.D. She has accepted a position as a floor nurse at Brookings Hospital’s inpatient care unit where she also performed her clinical rotation as a part of her education. She aspires to become an emergency nurse and a nurse manager. Her previous medical experience includes working at ADVANCE as a direct support professional and at Huron Regional Medical Center as a nursing assistant.
Hansen, a native of Wilmot, S.D., graduated this spring from South Dakota State’s respiratory care program offered by the College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Professions. She will work as a respiratory therapist at Brookings Health. One of her passions includes educating people on managing their respiratory conditions, especially parents of children. Hansen also holds an associate degree as a medical administrative assistant from National American University, Rapid City, and has worked in Brookings Health’s emergency room as a health unit coordinator since 2021.
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 brookingshealth.org/Careers.
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.