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Brookings family physician, Andrew Ellsworth, was elected by his peers and recently installed to serve as President of the South Dakota Academy of Family Physicians, a group of more than 320 family physicians from the state. He has served on the Board of Directors for 4 years, three of those as Vice President and he most recently held the position of President-Elect. The office of President is a one-year term.
Family Nurse Practitioner Mandy Wilde, CNP, will become the new primary care provider at Arlington and Volga Medical Clinic starting on Monday, March 26.
Brookings Health System’s Food and Nutritional Services participates as a Star Card site for 60’s Plus Dining Program from Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership (ICAP).
Brookings Health System will host their first Million Hearts® Campaign screening of 2018. The screening will take place at Hy-Vee on Feb. 7 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Brookings Health System Foundation’s board of directors welcomed Mary Minton and Tara Mills as their newest members at the Jan. 11 meeting. Minton fills the seat vacated by Roberta Olson and Mills fills the seat vacated by Bruce Lushbough. Both Olson and Lushbough served the organization as board members for the maximum of four, two year terms.
Bill Davidson, former director of national accounts for Daikin Applied and former vice president of business development at Trane, was recently appointed to Brookings Health System’s Board of Trustees.
Allergist Dr. Mark Bubak from Dakota Allergy and Asthma will begin seeing patients at Brookings Health System’s outreach clinic Jan. 18. Following that clinic date, he will be available the third Thursday of every month.
Granger Jared Pratt arrived at 3:45 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2018, making him the first baby of the New Year born at Brookings Health System.
Last Wednesday Brookings Health System provided Brookings High School HOSA students a tour of the freshly completed Brookings Hospital expansion.
Home Health and Hospice Director Lynne Kaufmann, RN, was recently appointed to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) professional education committee for a second term. She will serve another two years starting Jan. 1, 2018.