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Welcome ENT Dr. Jonathan Mellema!

Fall 2019

Brookings Health System is proud to welcome Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist Dr. Jonathan Mellema, M.D., of Avera Medical Group Specialty Care to the medical staff!

Welcome Dr. Emily Abele!

Fall 2019

Brookings Health System is proud to welcome OB-GYN Dr. Emily Abele, M.D., of Avera Medical Group Specialty Care to the medical staff!

Image-Guided Sinus Surgery

Fall 2019

Each year about 35 million Americans develop chronic sinus infections, also known as sinusitis, making it one of the most common health conditions. To help local patients who live with chronic sinusitis, Brookings Health has once again grown services to now include image-guided sinus surgery.

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

Fall 2019

Healthy People 2020, a federal government program, has a goal to reduce caesarean births nationwide. C-sections account for 11% of births at Brookings Health System, significantly less than both the South Dakota (24.5%) and national (32.0%) rates. One way Brookings Health curtails caesarean deliveries: offering mothers with a previous C-section a trial of labor after caesarean.

A Natural Birth Experience

Fall 2019

Brookings Health System’s volunteer doula program provides a pool of doulas to assist parents who have their baby at New Beginnings Birth Center at no cost to the parents. For first-time mom Tiffany Niemann of Clear Lake, her volunteer doula helped her and her husband, Collin, have the unmedicated, natural birth they wanted.

Growing Specialty Care at the Medical Plaza

Fall 2019

After three years of consistent specialty services growth, patient care will soon expand to the second floor of Brookings Health System’s Medical Plaza.

Sports Medicine for Kids

Fall 2019

Playing sports offers children both physical and psychological benefits and has been linked to future success in life. But children who play sports are also growing and developing, putting them at risk for injuries that require sports medicine expertise.

Expanding Vision Services

Fall 2019

This summer Brookings Health System acquired M.D. Bartley Opticians, the optical store immediately next door to Yorkshire Eye Clinic. To signal the addition of optical services, the health system added “and Optical” to the Yorkshire Eye Clinic name. It also added new choices for customers.