Brookings Hospital Open House Set for Jan. 28

Posted: 1/11/2017

Patient Care Commences in New Building on Feb. 7

Brookings Health System will hold a public open house showcasing the new Brookings Hospital expansion on Saturday, Jan. 28. Tours will give visitors a quick glance of the new facilities, including the new family waiting area for inpatient care, pictured above. Team members will move equipment and supplies following the open house. Patient care will commence in the new facilities on Feb. 7.Brookings Health System invites all community members to a public open house showcasing the new Brookings Hospital expansion on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. Guests are asked to use the new southeast entrance and parking lot.

Attendees will be offered group tours of the newly constructed 62,500 square feet of hospital space, including radiology, surgery, pharmacy, obstetrics and inpatient care.

“Our team is excited to show our community the new medical areas before we start using them for patient care,” said CEO Jason Merkley. “Our new building was constructed for patient privacy, healing and comfort. Those coming for outpatient procedures, such as imaging or same-day surgery, will have easy access to care. Patients who come to stay in the hospital will have plenty of room to accommodate family and visitors.”

Team members will move equipment and supplies the following week and weekend. Care will officially transition to the new facility on Tuesday, Feb. 7 with existing hospital patients being transferred to the new inpatient care and obstetrics areas. Renovation of the vacated areas will begin immediately following the move. Remodeled space will house services displaced during construction and ancillary staff currently located off campus.

The hospital expansion and renovation project will be completely finished Summer 2017. More information about the project can be found online at

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed 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