Ellsworth Appointed to Brookings Health System Board of Trustees

Posted: 6/29/2015

Dr. Andrew EllsworthDr. Andrew Ellsworth, family practice physician at Avera Medical Group, was recently appointed to Brookings Health System’s Board of Trustees.

Dr. Ellsworth currently serves on Brookings Health System’s active medical staff. He is a native of Madison, S.D., and came to the Brookings community in 2012 to practice medicine. He is a graduate of the USD Sanford School of Medicine and has over six years of medical experience.

"I believe it is important to have a physician voice on the health system board and I believe in having a community hospital,” said Dr. Ellsworth. “I am excited about the changes and renovations planned for the hospital, I am pleased with the recent hospital accomplishments, and I look forward to being a part of the continued success of Brookings Health System."

In addition to his new role on the board of trustees, Dr. Ellsworth currently serves as the Vice President of the South Dakota Academy of Family Physicians. He fills a city-appointed position; his term expires Jan. 1, 2016.

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 www.brookingshealth.org.