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Dr. Ali Chaudhry Joins Hospitalist Team at Brookings Health

Dr. Ali Chaudhry, M.D., recently joined the hospitalist team at Brookings Health System.

Workforce Education Grant to Help Prepare Students for Future Healthcare Careers

Brookings Health System recently partnered with Brookings School District to support and procure a Workforce Education Grant from the South Dakota Department of Education. Programs generated from the grant will impact the future healthcare and health sciences workforce in the greater Brookings region.

Registration Now Open for Doula Training

Registration is now open for the Childbirth Professionals International Birth and Postpartum Doula workshop scheduled for Sept. 9 and 10 at Brookings Health System.

New Beginnings Birth Center Nursery Named in Honor of Isaac Scot Hemmestad

On June 28 representatives from Brookings Health System and Team Isaac gathered to dedicate New Beginnings Birth Center’s nursery in honor of Isaac Scot Hemmestad, the son of Team Isaac founders Jason and Amber Hemmestad. The Isaac Scot Nursery recognizes the funds given to Brookings Health System Foundation by Team Isaac.

Nitrous Oxide Available for Pain Management at New Beginnings Birth Center

New Beginnings Birth Center at Brookings Health System recently added nitrous oxide as a pain relieving option for laboring mothers.

Protect Yourself from Heat-Related Illnesses

With the extremely hot temperatures and high humidity predicted for this weekend, Brookings Health System’s emergency department encourages area residents to protect themselves from sun and heat exposure.

Aiming to Inspire Health Fundraiser & Raffle Set for Aug. 11

Brookings Health System Foundation will hold the 13th annual Aiming to Inspire Health fundraiser, presented by First Bank & Trust, on Thursday, Aug. 11 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Brookings Gun Club, rural Brookings, S.D.

Safe Sitter Course Scheduled for June 25

Registration is now open for Brookings Health System’s popular Safe Sitter Class. Paramedic Wendy Long will teach a session on Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ambulance Station and Education Center, 2300 Yorkshire Drive.

Sand Promoted to Obstetrics Director

Michelle Sand, RN, was recently promoted to obstetrics director at Brookings Health System. She fills the position upon the retirement of former obstetrics director Mary Schwaegerl, RN.

Brookings Health Takes NAMI StigmaFree Workplace Pledge

To support the mental health and wellbeing of its employees, Brookings Health recently pledged to become a National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) StigmaFree Workplace. It is the first organization in Brookings to take the pledge.