Women’s Choice Recognizes Brookings Health System for Emergency Care for Fourth Consecutive Year

Posted: 6/29/2017

For the fourth consecutive year Brookings Health System has been recognized by WomenCertified, Inc. as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care. Pictured are members of Brookings Health System’s emergency department team. Back row, from left: Chelsey Sundberg, Jessica Prouty, Tara Rodriguez, Deb Conatser, Laurinda Jacobsen, Sue Bjordal. Seated, from left: Ashley Baszler, Sandra Minter, Becka Foerster, Karen Weber.For the fourth consecutive year WomenCertified, Inc., home of the Women’s Choice Award, has named Brookings Health System as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care.

“Our team cares greatly about patients and strives to make a positive, lasting impression no matter what service patients receive,” said President and CEO Jason Merkley. “Receiving this recognition from WomenCertified, Inc. demonstrates to our community our continued effort to provide high-quality, compassionate, personalized health care.”

Selection is based on the eight core measures for emergency care as selected by women and rated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services. This includes how quickly patients are seen by a care provider and how much time they spend in the emergency room.

The Women’s Choice Award is a seal reserved for hospitals across America who partner with WomenCertified in its mission to empower women to make smart health care choices. The distinction is the only award that identifies the country’s best health care institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital, including quality physician communications, responsiveness of nurses and support staff, cleanliness and trusted referrals from other women.

More information about the quality of care at Brookings Health System can be found online at www.brookingshealth.org/Quality.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes the 49-bed Brookings 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 brookingshealth.org.