New Year’s Baby Arrives at Brookings Health System

Posted: 1/2/2017

Mayla Irene Petersen was born on New Year’s Day at Brookings Health System. Pictured with Mayla are her parents, Jason and Stephanie, and big brother Grayden. As the first baby of the New Year, Mayla and her family received a variety of gifts from local businesses and organizations.Mayla Irene Petersen arrived at 8:11 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2017, making her the first baby of the New Year born at Brookings Health System.

Mayla is the daughter of Stephanie and Jason Petersen of Brookings and joins older brother, Grayden, at home. She weighed six pounds and 10 ounces and measured 20 inches long. Mother and baby are both doing well.

The New Year’s Baby and her parents received a variety of toys, baby products, and, gift certificates of cash and services from local businesses and organizations. Contributors to the New Year’s Baby gift basket include:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Brookings
  • South Dakota State University Alumni Association
  • First Bank & Trust
  • Daktronics
  • Party Depot
  • Bel Brands
  • McCrory Gardens
  • Taco John’s
  • Mills Construction
  • Brookings Healthcare Auxiliary
  • Optical Shop
  • Avera Medical Group
  • Metabank
  • Wink’s Fine Jewelry

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