High Quality Health Care
Quality health care means consistently meeting the expectations of people we serve by providing individualized care and promoting the best possible outcomes.
Brookings Health System’s care quality is rated at or above both the state and national averages for patient safety, outcomes and satisfaction.* We’re focused on providing high quality care to our patients and residents alike and constantly look for new ways to improve and enhance the overall experience at our facilities.
Brookings Health System believes in your right to know how we compare to state and national quality benchmarks. The pages in this section offers key quality measures for our services.
*Information gathered from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
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.
Quality Director Sandra Ruesch, RN, was recently recognized with the Gail P. Lenehan Advocacy Award from the Emergency Nurses Association.
Brookings Health System was recognized by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) with a 2017 Performance Leadership Award in the quality category. NOSORH made the announcement on Nov. 16, National Rural Health Day.