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Brookings Health Uses Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor to Decontaminate & Conserve N95 Masks

To further conserve personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic, Brookings Health System recently started using vaporized hydrogen peroxide to decontaminate N95 respiratory masks.

Mayor Proclaims May 18 – 25 as Brookings Health System Week

Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett has proclaimed May 18 – 25 as Brookings Health System Week in the City of Brookings.

Yorkshire Eye Clinic & Optical Ready to Deliver Safe, Routine Vision Services

Yorkshire Eye Clinic & Optical recently instituted a number of changes in order to deliver safe, routine eye care to patients, including eye exams, prescription glasses and contact lenses.

Brookings Health Lifts Restrictions on Elective and Outpatient Procedures

Brookings Health System announced today it will lift the temporary restrictions placed on elective surgery and outpatient procedures due to the COVID-19 virus. The decision follows the release of Governor Noem’s Back to Normal plan for the state. The health system will schedule non-high risk patients for as soon as Monday, May 4.

Community Asked to Show Support for Brookings Health During #GivingTuesdayNow

Brookings Health System Foundation is asking the community to show support for Brookings Health System during #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5. #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

Brookings Health Releases Bed Management Plan in Case of COVID-19 Surge

Today Brookings Health System released its bed management plan for handling a medical surge capacity of patients in the event the community’s health needs exceeds Brookings Hospital’s normal medical infrastructure due to COVID-19. The plan will be used for the current wave of COVID-19 infections as well as any subsequent waves that may be experienced in the future.

Brookings Health Receives LUCAS Device from Helmsley Charitable Trust

Brookings Health System will receive a new LUCAS mechanical chest compression device thanks to the multimillion-dollar effort made by the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to save the lives of COVID-19 patients and protect the frontline healthcare workers caring for them.

maurices Donates $5,000 to Brookings Health’s COVID-19 Response Fund

Brookings Health System Foundation received $5,000 from maurices, a women’s apparel brand with more than 900 stores across the U.S. and Canada, in support of the Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

Preparing for the Peak

Brookings Health System still isn’t leaving anything to chance. The team is preparing for battle, gearing up for the worst COVID-19 could throw the health system’s way.

Brookings Health System Asks Community to Follow CDC’s New Cloth Face Mask Guidelines

Following new guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Brookings Health System asks community members to wear cloth face masks while in public settings to help slow the spread of COVID-19