Brookings Health System

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Brookings Health System serves the needs of Brookings and surrounding communities, including Arlington, Badger, Hetland, Lake Preston, Sinai, Nunda, Rutland, Estelline, Dempster, Bruce, Toronto, Astoria, White, Bushnell, Aurora, Elkton, Ward, and Volga.

The health system houses a 49-bed hospital with three operating rooms; a 79-bed skilled nursing home, The Neighborhoods at Brookview; congregate living apartments for seniors, Brookhaven Estates; Arlington Medical Center; White Medical Clinic; and Yorkshire Eye Clinic.

Brookings Health System is a non-profit, city-owned health system that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgery, home health, and extended care services.

A nine member Board of Trustees serves and assumes overall responsibility for the facility. As defined by city ordinance, each Board member is appointed to a three-year term. Six members are city residents and the other three members reside outside the city limits, but are all Brookings County residents.

Facility Information:

  • Licensed beds: 49
  • Licensed nursing home beds: 79
  • Operating rooms: 3

Address

300 Twenty-Second Avenue
Brookings, SD 57006

Phone: (605) 696-9000
Fax: (605) 696-7770 

Milestones

1907 Brookings Hospital begins operation of a 21-bed facility.

1935 City of Brookings purchases Brookings Hospital.

1964 A 61-bed hospital was built in the current location at 300 22nd Avenue.

1971 Brookview Manor was built.

1989 Extensive renovation and expansion starts taking place in the facility.

2000 Brookings Hospital and Brookview Manor completed a $4.2 million remodeling and expansion project. This project added a new helicopter landing pad in addition to a renovation of the operating room, radiology and environmental service areas.

Construction included the building of a new 5,500 square foot addition for Home Health/HEARTH/Hospice services, information management systems and Administration offices. Additional parking spaces were added to better serve our patients, residents and visitors.

2004 Brookhaven Estates, which provides congregate living in an independent setting, opens.

2007 Brookings Health System develops new brand identity and launches new Web site.

2008 Brookings Health System launches Meditech Health Information Technology.

2008 Brookings Health System logo wins 2008 Aster Gold Award and receives Merit Award from Healthcare Marketing Report advertising awards. 

2009 Brookings Health System buys Yorkshire Eye Clinic practice.

2009 Groundbreaking for Emergency Department and Lab remodel and expansion project.

2009 Brookings Health System buys Arlington Medical Center.

2009 Brookings Health System recognized with Advanced Electronic Medical Record Designation.

2011 Completion of the newly remodeled and expanded $4.5 million Emergency Department and Lab areas. The project, completed on budget, resulted in new technology, dedicated specialized exam and treatment spaces, and reduced wait times for the ED. The emergency department expanded from 5 rooms to 11 rooms, with three trauma rooms and new spaces for orthopedic, obstetric, pediatric and psychiatric patients. The renovations incorporated enhanced security measures and a new internal communication system. In addition, the laboratory received a new waiting area and additional drawing room, which will enhance patient privacy and increase efficiency.

2011 Upgraded technology with the electronic medical health record and MRI.

2012 Brookings Health System opens White Medical Clinic.

2012 Brookings Health System breaks ground for a new skilled nursing facility.

2013 Brookings Health System becomes the third provider in South Dakota to offer advanced robotic-assisted surgical procedures. The Neighborhoods at Brookview skilled nursing facility opens.