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Brookings Health System’s Sleep Diagnostics Facility was recently reaccredited through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for polysomnography services both at the hospital-based testing facility and the home sleep testing setting.
In the past 35 years there has always been a need for home care services in the Brookings area. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has intensified local demand in some unexpected ways while home care providers have simultaneously learned to treat a new virus.
To assist with safety screening during the COVID-19 pandemic, Brookings Health System recently deployed infrared temperature check tablets at the main entrances for Brookings Hospital and The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home.
Worldwide men die on average six years earlier than women. For American men, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young American males between the ages of 15 and 34. On average, men experience a first heart attack at age 65, seven years before women.
To show support of local healthcare providers during the pandemic, South Dakota State Athletics is honoring 11 Brookings Health System team members who have impacted the health system’s ability to provide care for the community during COVID-19.
Effective today, Brookings Hospital will close its inpatient care unit to visitors in order to protect both patients and team members from COVID-19.
For over seven weeks now the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) has classified Brookings County as having substantial community spread of COVID-19, meaning the county has greater than 100 cases per 100,000 people. As the number of positive cases in the region rises, so do the number of hospitalizations and deaths.
To help reduce the potential burden on local healthcare providers, Brookings Health System encourages community members to receive the annual influenza vaccine.
Brookings Health System recently restarted two in-person events, New Beginnings Baby Café and American Heart Association Basic Life Support classes.
Brookings Health System will offer Safe@Home by SafeSitter®, a program designed for students in grades 4 to 6 to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone. The class will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. inside the Ambulance Station and Education Center.