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Childhood Vaccinations: A Healthy Choice

Spring 2017 - Childhood immunizations help kids stay healthy, reducing the number of vaccine-preventable diseases by more than 90 percent. Yet misinformation leads to questions about vaccine safety.  According to, vaccinations are safe and effective. Serious side-effects are rare and no mor... More

Welcome Dr. Rachel Sunne!

Spring 2017 - Brookings Health System proudly welcomes Dr. Rachel Sunne, MD, of Avera MedicalGroup. Dr. Sunne specializes in family medicine and obstetrics and serves the needs of area patients of all ages.  Dr. Sunne completed her residency at the Center for Family Medicine in Sioux Falls. She receive... More

Focused Care at Bedside

Spring 2017 - The new hospitalist program at Brookings Hospital aims to increase patient satisfaction and care quality by giving patients more time at bedside with a physician who partners with their primary care provider. Brookings Health System recently implemented a new hospitalist program to provide focused ... More

New Brookings Hospital Expansion Opens

Spring 2017 - After 16 months of construction, health care providers are now treating patients at the new Brookings Hospital expansion. Health care has changed radically since Brookings Hospital first opened in 1964. Then 80% of patients stayed at overnight at the hospital, whereas today, 70% of patients come to... More