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Winter 2017

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New Directors

Winter 2017

Brookings Health System recently appointed two new directors, Sandra Ruesch, RN, and Sara Schneider.

Is it the Flu or a Cold?

Winter 2017

Influenza and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses, but different viruses cause each. Because they have similar symptoms, it can be challenging to tell them apart.

Get to Know Our Hospitalists

Winter 2017

A hospitalist is a doctor who is trained in hospital medicine and specializes in caring for patients in the hospital setting. At Brookings Health, our hospitalists work closely with other members of our hospital care team to provide patients comprehensive care during their stay.

Local Orthopedic Care

Winter 2017

In November, Brookings native Dr. Patrick Moriarty moved his general orthopedics practice to his hometown. His goal: to help members of the Brookings area community receive great orthopedic care close to home.

The Center of Attention

Winter 2017

Hernia repair is a common same-day surgical procedure experienced by 300,000 Americans each year. What isn’t always as common is a surgery team who treats you like family. When Bob Munich of Brookings had his hernia repaired, he discovered what Brookings Health System’s high-quality, compassionate, personalized care is all about.

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Winter 2017

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2.1 million people in 2015 misused prescription opioids for the first time. Alternative pain methods, such as those implemented at Brookings Health System, are helping to reduce the number of opioids prescribed to patients and fight the opioid epidemic.

Sleep Lab Upgrades

Winter 2017

New upgrades to Brookings Health System’s sleep diagnostics facility further enhance the sleep study quality patients receive in a home-like atmosphere from care providers who are committed to quality.

New Gift Shop Open for Business

Winter 2017

Brookings Health System’s new gift shop is now open on the first floor of the renovated hospital and offer visitors a convenient way to purchase a get well present for a loved one.

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Fall 2017

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