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Safe@Home Course Prepares Kids to Stay Home Alone

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, June 2 from 10 to 11 a.m. inside the Ambulance Station and Education Center.

Pediatric Cardiology Services to Start at Brookings Health’s Outreach Clinic

Pediatric Cardiologist Dr. Eric Towe, M.D., of Avera Medical Group Pediatric Specialists, will begin seeing patients at Brookings Health System’s outreach clinic. He will be available to see patients the first Monday of every-other-month starting June 6.

New Transport Ventilator Provides Critical Support During Patient Transfers

Brookings Health System’s respiratory care department recently invested in a new, state-of-the-art Hamilton-T1 transport ventilator. The new ventilator will allow care teams to easily transfer critical patients, such as those with severe pneumonia from COVID-19, who need additional breathing support.

Wireless Cardiac Event Monitors Help Diagnose Abnormal Heart Rhythms

Brookings Health recently added Zio wireless cardiac event monitors to its outpatient cardiopulmonary services. The new monitors will help diagnose patients with infrequent or temporary abnormal heart rhythms, such as atrial fibrillation (A-fib) or atrial flutter.

New Lab Equipment Expands Testing & Speeds Results

Brookings Health System’s laboratory recently acquired new diagnostic testing equipment that expands the lab’s capabilities and speeds up results for patients.

Hospice Offers Virtual Reality Experiences to Patients Facing Life-Limiting Illnesses

Brookings Health System Hospice now offers virtual reality (VR) therapeutic experiences for patients who face a life-limiting illness.

Flower Fundraiser to Again Benefit Local Health Care

Brookings Health System Foundation and Medary Acres Greenhouse have teamed together for the second year to hold a Flower Fundraiser benefiting the mission of local health care.

Brookings Health Now Performs Combined Robotic General Surgery & Gynecology Procedures

Brookings Health System has begun performing combined da Vinci robotic surgical procedures for women who require both general surgery and gynecological care.

Vascular & Interventional Specialists Coming to Brookings Health’s Outreach Clinic

Brookings, S.D. – Mar. 21, 2022 – Dr. Chad Laurich, M.D., of Vascular & Interventional Specialists of Siouxland has begun seeing patients at Brookings Health System’s outreach clinic. He will be available to see patients the first Wednesday of each month starting April 6.

Harvey Promoted to Nutrition & Food Services Director

John Harvey was recently promoted to nutrition and food services director at Brookings Health System.