County Supports Hospital Expansion & Renovation Project

Posted: 9/23/2015

Capital Campaign Reaches $3.1 Million Mark

Importance to county citizens prompted the Brookings County Commission to approve a $750,000 contribution to support the Brookings Health System’s hospital expansion and renovation project. As seen above, the project will add 62,500 square feet to the hospital’s east side to house surgery, medical imaging, obstetrics and medical/surgical care. The expanded and renovated hospital will be built to grow with the community, to attract new service providers, to increase capacity and productivity, and to enhance the overall patient experience.Brookings County Commissioners recently approved a $750,000 contribution to Brookings Health System Foundation in support of the Progress Lives Here hospital expansion and renovation capital campaign.

“During the 2016 budgeting process, the commission discussed the importance of the hospital expansion and renovation project to Brookings County citizens,” said Commission Department Director Stacy Steffensen. “The board budgeted $750,000 in the county’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget to support the project.”

Brookings County’s pledge raises the campaign total to over $3.1 million. To date, the Foundation has received gifts from over 100 donors, moving the campaign closer to its $4.6 million goal.

“We want to thank the county commission and the many private individuals and businesses who have donated to the campaign so far,” said Foundation Development Officer Barb Anderson. “Our Foundation board and volunteers continue working to reach our goal.”

Brookings Health System’s expanded and renovated hospital will create a healing environment that reflects the high quality care currently delivered by care providers. It will be built to grow with the community, to attract new service providers, to increase capacity and productivity, and to enhance the overall patient experience.

The project will add 62,500 square feet to the east side of Brookings Hospital to house surgery, medical imaging, obstetrics and medical/surgical care. A new 30,000 square-foot medical office building connected to the hospital will be built simultaneously on the west side. Existing hospital space will also be renovated to accommodate services displaced due to the new construction and house ancillary staff currently located off campus.

More information about the hospital expansion and renovation project can be found online at www.brookingshealth.org/Renovation. To learn how you can support the hospital expansion and renovation project, please contact Foundation Officer Barb Anderson at (605) 696-8855 or foundation@brookingshealth.org.

About Brookings Health System Foundation

The mission of Brookings Health System Foundation is “Inspiring people to support Brookings Health System through philanthropy, recognizing the vital role of local healthcare in sustaining quality of life in our community.” Gifts to the Foundation support charity health care for those less fortunate, health and wellness education, facility, equipment, and technology upgrades and other needs as they arise at Brookings Health System. For more information about Brookings Health System Foundation or how you may contribute, please contact Foundation Officer Barb Anderson at (605) 696-8855 or foundation@brookingshealth.org.

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, Arlington Medical Center, White Medical Clinic and Volga Medical Clinic. 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 brookingshealth.org.