Brookings Health System Employee Receives Patriotic Employer Award

Posted: 2/20/2012

Specialist Ryan Sattler presents his supervisor, Tim Watson, with the Patriotic Employer award. Brookings Health System’s Tim Watson, imaging department manager, has received the Patriotic Employer award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), part of the Department of Defense.

The award was given in recognition of Watson’s and Brookings Health System’s continuing support of employees who serve in the National Guard and National Reserve. The purpose on the award states, “For contributing to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Force.”

Watson was nominated by Specialist Ryan Sattler of 153rd HHC Engineer Battalion of the South Dakota National Guard, stationed in Huron. Sattler works as a radiologic technologist in Brookings Health System’s imaging department. He required leave to go along with his guard unit to assist during the 2011 Missouri River Flood in Dakota Dunes, S.D. Watson and Brookings Health System were recognized for giving Sattler the flexibility to serve and accepting the short notice regarding his activation.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed Brookview Manor nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for 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 brookingshealth.org.