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Winter 2018

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Melissa Wagner Named Chief Financial Officer

Winter 2018

Melissa Wagner was recently appointed by Brookings Health System as the organization’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Vaccines for Preteens

Winter 2018

We often think vaccines are important for babies and toddlers, but it is important kids receive the appropriate immunizations as they enter the middle school years, too.

POST-BIRTH Warning Signs

Winter 2018

Having a baby is an emotional, life-changing experience. After birth, many new moms immediately focus on caring for their infant. It is just as important, however, that mothers continue to care for themselves and monitor for serious health conditions that may arise.

Answering All of the Questions

Winter 2018

Appendicitis, an inflammation of the appendix, is most common in people ages 10 to 30. It is a medical emergency that cannot be prevented and requires quick removal of the appendix. When a child needs an appendectomy, clear communication from the health care team can reassure the entire family.

Safety Behind the Scenes

Winter 2018

As a part of the hospital expansion and renovation project, Brookings Health invested in a high-tech sterile processing area to increase instrument reprocessing efficiency. It also maintains and improves infection safety standards.

PET/CT Scans

Winter 2018

Brookings Health System has expanded its outreach efforts to now include diagnostic imaging services. As of this fall, Brookings Health now hosts a Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) mobile imaging unit on its campus the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Support Our Lifesavers

Winter 2018

The need for emergency services continues to grow within the Brookings community and surrounding area. From 2009 to 2017 the ambulance service realized a 40% increase in call volume.

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Fall 2018

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