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BREATHE-SD SDSU Respiratory Care Program Students Commence Coursework at Three Rural South Dakota Hospitals

The first BREATHE-SD respiratory care program students recently began classes for their professional year at three Northern Plains Health Network (NPHN) affiliate hospitals: Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC), Madison Regional Health System and Brookings Health System. The program is part of a $1.5 million Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant received by the NPHN affiliates in partnership with South Dakota State University (SDSU).

Aiming to Inspire Health Fundraiser & Raffle to Raise Funds for a New Ambulance

Brookings Health System Foundation will hold the 15th annual Aiming to Inspire Health fundraiser, presented by First Bank & Trust, on Thursday, Aug. 8 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Brookings Gun Club, rural Brookings, S.D.

Gebhart Certified to Perform DOT/CDL Medical Exams

Nurse Practitioner Anna Gebhart, medical provider at Arlington Medical Center and White Medical Clinic, recently became certified by the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners to perform DOT/CDL medical exams.

Mouw & Entringer Join Brookings Health System’s Provider Team

Physician Assistant Jared Mouw and Nurse Practitioner Abbie Entringer have joined the care provider team at Brookings Health System. Both will see and care for patients in the emergency department and the inpatient care unit.

Brookings Health Invests in New Sleep Diagnostics System for In-Lab Sleep Studies

Brookings Health System recently upgraded its sleep diagnostics system for in-lab sleep studies. The new system improves patient comfort and freedom of movement during testing at Brookings Health’s Sleep Diagnostics Facility, leading to better sleep quality for improved diagnostic results.

Brookings Health’s Extraordinary Nurses to be Honored with The DAISY Award

Brookings Health System announced today it is partnering with the DAISY Foundation to recognize the health system’s nurses and the extraordinary, compassionate care they provide patients and families every day. Starting in 2024, two Brookings Health nurses will annually be honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses®.

Registration Open for Childbirth Support Specialists Doula Training

Registration is now open for the Childbirth Support Specialists Birth and Postpartum Doula workshop scheduled for June 29 and 30 at Brookings Health System.

Safe Sitter Courses Open for Registration

Registration is now open for Brookings Health System’s popular Safe Sitter Class. Paramedic Wendy Long will teach sessions on Tuesday, May 29 and on Tuesday, July 23. Both sessions run from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ambulance Station and Education Center, 2300 Yorkshire Drive.

Doremus Hired as Environmental Services Director

David Doremus was recently hired as the new environmental services director at Brookings Health System.

Safe@Home Class Prepares Children to Stay Alone at Home

Brookings Health System will again 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 90-minute class will be held on Tuesday, May 21 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and again on Tuesday, June 4 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Both sessions will be taught inside the Ambulance Station and Education Center.