Stauffacher Promoted to Director of Surgical Services

  • September 03, 2020
Director of Surgical Services Terri Stauffacher, RN
Director of Surgical Services Terri Stauffacher, RN

Terri Stauffacher, RN, was recently promoted to director of surgical services at Brookings Health System. She served as interim director over the summer upon the retirement of Candace Johnson, RN.

In the surgical services director role, Stauffacher is responsible for the delivery of safe, effective surgical care and oversees perioperative staff in the outpatient surgery unit, preoperative unit, operating room, post-anesthesia care unit and sterile processing department.

Stauffacher is a Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) with over 25 years of nursing experience. She earned her nursing degree from South Dakota State University. During her career at Brookings Health System, Stauffacher has spent 15 years as a circulating nurse in the operating room, providing direct patient care, onboarding new nurses and serving as the da Vinci surgical robot coordinator. Her leadership experience also includes eight years as a nursing supervisor for Brookings Health.

In the community, Stauffacher has been very involved with the Brookings School District. She served on the parent-teacher associations for Hillcrest Elementary, Mickelson Middle School, and Brookings High School.

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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 & 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