Brookings Health’s ER quickly provides excellent medical care. Familiar, friendly faces connect with patients, giving the compassionate care expected from a Top 20 Rural Community Hospital.
The Brookings ER is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our emergency department includes 11 private patient rooms, including rooms dedicated to trauma, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, orthopedics and psychiatrics. Emergency services include access to the best technology such as LUCAS mechanical CPR devices and enhanced security.
In case of emergency, dial 911.
As part of a Top 20 Rural Community Hospital, the ER meets and exceeds key performance indicators for providing high-quality emergency medicine. See how our emergency department rates in the measures below.
Our ED’s team of familiar, local faces offer patients comfort during stressful or worrisome situations. Interprofessional teamwork and collaboration between doctors, nurses and other departments like laboratory and radiology leads to better patient outcomes. Our team also arranges follow-up care if needed for discharged patients and connects them with their primary healthcare provider or specialists.
Watch & Learn
Dr. Adrian Dreessen explains what to expect during an emergency department visit.
Keith Corbett explains how the hospital staff supported him and his wife when he was in the ED. Michelle and Adam Holtquist share their experience with Brookings Health System's emergency department. Les Howard explains how our doctors helped him coordinate care with both Sioux Falls, SD, and Rochester, Minn. facilities, and Joyce Buckley shares her experience coming to Brookings Health System’s emergency room after a fall.
As a designated trauma receiving hospital, Brookings Health’s emergency department maintains 24/7 provider coverage. All Brookings emergency room staff are trauma trained and routinely use clinical skills and expertise in real-life scenarios.
Our emergency medicine experts have access to consult with the same specialists as larger ERs to aid in diagnoses and care. Our team will admit patients to the hospital if needed or transfer them to a larger facility if necessary.