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Fall 2020

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Welcome Dr. Dreessen!

Fall 2020

Dr. Adrian Dreessen, M.D., recently joined the care team at Brookings Hospital’s emergency room. Dr. Dreessen comes to Brookings Health System from CHI Health in Omaha. He has frequently vacationed in the Brookings area and has two children attending South Dakota State University this fall.

The Magic of Handwashing

Fall 2020

Handwashing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of germs, including influenza and corona viruses. Clean hands have the super power to prevent germs from spreading from person-to-person and throughout an entire community—from the home and workplace to schools and hospitals.

Building Trusting Relationships at Home

Fall 2020

This year Brookings Health System celebrates the 25th year of hospice services and 35th year of home health care. The multidisciplinary team of nurses, aides, therapists, social worker, chaplain, physicians, and other care professionals have not only delivered exceptional care to patients—but also earned their trust.

Down to the Last Detail

Fall 2020

Laura Quail teaches accounting and finance classes at Brookings High School. She spends a lot of time walking and on her feet while educating students. When she began to feel constant pain and discomfort from putting pressure on the ball of her right foot, she knew she needed to seek medical help.

Telehealth for the Win

Fall 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brookings Health began offering telehealth visit options for nutrition consultations and speech therapy. Telehealth visits allow patients to still have access to medical services with the same local health professionals they know and trust while maintaining social distancing.

At the Top

Fall 2020

This past spring Brookings Health System was recognized for the third time in four years as a Top 20 Rural Community Hospital by the National Rural Health Association, ranking nationally in the top one percent of all rural and community hospitals. But an even bigger honor for Brookings Health: the top scores patients give us for our care day-after-day.

THANK YOU!

Fall 2020

Brookings Health System Foundation THANKS the community businesses and individuals who have shown support through their time, talent and treasure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stay Strong During COVID-19

Fall 2020

Health officials estimate a COVID-19 vaccine will be ready approximately 12 to 18 months from the start of the pandemic. That equates to late spring of 2021. Until a vaccine is developed, we all need to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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