Remodel Starts on Outreach Specialty Clinic

Posted: 7/22/2013

Demolition began last week on Brookview Manor, Brookings Health System’s former nursing home. Currently windows and bricks are being removed from the structure. Shown here is the exterior to the former living room. Brookview Manor’s activities and therapy area, beauty shop, storage room and employee locker space will be remodeled into a new outreach specialty clinic.Last week Clark Drew Construction began the demolition of Brookview Manor nursing home and started construction to create the new outreach specialty clinic at Brookings Health System.

Brookview Manor’s former activities and therapy area, beauty shop, storage room and employee locker space will be transformed into the new 2,000 square foot clinic. The clinic will include three exam rooms, a procedure room, office space for visiting physicians, and a waiting room and reception area. The remodel is scheduled for completion in November.

“Service to the community is the key reason for establishing the outreach clinic,” said CEO Jason Merkley. “Our goal is to bring in physicians and surgeons who would not otherwise locate in Brookings. Hosting out-of-town specialists at the hospital provides access to needed services here at home rather than requiring patients to travel elsewhere for health care.”

Specialists hosted at the clinic will include those out-of-town physicians who currently conduct regular outreach at the hospital’s emergency department. Because of the limited capacity to host outreach specialists in the emergency department, the new area will allow Brookings Health System to increase the number of specialists who establish outreach in Brookings.

Physicians who currently conduct outreach at Brookings Health System and will transition to the new clinic include:

  • Dr. Kenneth Scott, Midwest Ear, Nose and Throat: call (605) 336-3503 for an appointment. No referral needed.
  • Dr. Brian Brennan, Brennan Allergy Clinic: call (605) 696-8888 for an appointment. No referral needed.
  • Dr. Richard Howard, Sioux Falls Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: call (605) 334-1930 for an appointment. No referral needed.
  • Dr. Timothy Metz, Anesthesiology Associates, Inc.: call (605) 696-8888 for an appointment. No referral needed.

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, 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.