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Brookings Health System Shows Support to Brookings High School HOSA Chapter

Last Wednesday Brookings Health System provided Brookings High School HOSA students a tour of the freshly completed Brookings Hospital expansion.

Kaufmann Appointed to NHPCO Professional Education Committee for a Second Term

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.

Ruesch Recognized with Gail P. Lenehan Advocacy Award

Quality Director Sandra Ruesch, RN, was recently recognized with the Gail P. Lenehan Advocacy Award from the Emergency Nurses Association.

Safe Sitter Class Scheduled for Christmas Break

Registration is now open for Brookings Health System’s popular Safe Sitter Class. Paramedic Wendy Long will teach a session over Christmas break on Wednesday, Dec. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in hospital conference room C.

Brookings Health Upgrades Newly Accredited Sleep Lab

Brookings Health System recently upgraded its sleep diagnostics facility which is now accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care.

Brookings Health System Receives 2017 NOSORH Performance Leadership Award

Brookings Health System was recognized by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) with a 2017 Performance Leadership Award in the quality category. NOSORH made the announcement on Nov. 16, National Rural Health Day.

November Diabetes Awareness Program to Focus on Diabetic Eye Diseases

The community is invited to attend a free Diabetes Awareness Meeting on Monday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in Brookings Hospital’s conference room A. The session is co-sponsored by Brookings Noon Lions Club and Brookings Health System.

“Building Blocks to Baby” Offers Would-Be Parents Education on Starting a Family

Brookings Health System and Avera Medical Group will hold “Building Blocks to Baby,” an educational event for would-be parents who are considering having a child, on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at Brookings Hospital’s new West Entrance Grand Lobby, located right off of Twenty-Second Avenue.

Brookings Health System Acquires Body Box to Help Diagnose Respiratory Conditions

Brookings Health System recently acquired a new pulmonary plethysmograph, commonly referred to as a body box, to help diagnose patients with pulmonary conditions.

Living With Grief Presentation Set for Nov. 16

Brookings Health System will offer the Hospice Foundation of America’s Living with Grief: When Grief is Complicated DVD presentation for free on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Mission Coffee House.