Becker’s Names Brookings Health to“100 Great Community Hospitals” for Second Consecutive Year

Posted: 6/5/2017

General Surgeon Dr. Theresa Oey, M.D. (left), starts a surgical procedure in one of Brookings Health System’s new OR suites, assisted by Nurse Anesthetist Cory Kirby and OR Technician Jody Feucht. For the second consecutive year, Brookings Health System was named to Becker’s “100 Great Community Hospitals.” The list recognizes hospitals for quality, patient satisfaction and overall excellence.Today Becker’s Hospital Review released the 2017 edition of its “100 Great Community Hospitals” list and named Brookings Health System to the list for the second consecutive year.

The hospitals included on this list are recognized for quality, patient satisfaction and overall excellence. The institutions featured on the list play a key role in their communities as the centerpiece for health care. Several of the hospitals have rolled out unique population health initiatives over the past few years and are among the largest employers in their region.

The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on analysis of key awards, rankings and certifications in addition to the hospital’s reputation for leadership and innovation. Brookings Health System was mentioned for being named to the National Rural Health Association’s Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals list.

Becker's has published a version of the list annually since 2011. For the purposes of this list, Becker's defines a "community hospital" as one with fewer than 550 beds that have minimal teaching programs.

More information about the quality of care at Brookings Health System can be found online at

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes the 49-bed Brookings Hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at

About Becker’s Hospital Review

Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Articles are geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable information, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute care hospital CEOs, CFOs and CIOs.