Whether your child suffers a sprained ankle from a slide into second base, or your parent is experiencing symptoms of a heart attack, you can feel assured they’ll receive the best care possible, right here in Brookings, close to home.
Emergency Department Care Team
If you or your family ever experiences a medical emergency, it's comforting to know you have a first-class team ready to care for you right here in Brookings.
At Brookings Health System, we’ve listened to feedback from community members and made important enhancements to our emergency medical services.
Our expert emergency team includes:
- ED medical director, Dr. John Jerstad
- Physician Dr. Mark Vossler
- Physician Dr. Christopher Wangsness
- Physician assistant Tara Heinze
- Physican assistant Dave Fossum
- Highly qualified nursing and ancillary services staff
You can continue to feel assured you'll receive the best care possible, right here in your own backyard.
Emergency Department Facilities
Our newly remodeled Emergency Department is ready to serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our facilities include eleven private patient rooms, including rooms dedicated to trauma, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, orthopedics and psychiatrics.
In addition, it includes state-of-the-art technology, such as an internal communication system, electronic medical records, and enhanced security.
In case of an Emergency dial 911.
Our comprehensive emergency health services include:
Emergency Services Patient Testimonials
Watch SDSU video producer Bruce Anderson talk about the care he received when he had a stroke.
Watch Lynn Darnall of Brookings talk about her experience in our emergency room when she had chest pain caused by a rare virus.
Watch Jerry Siegel of Brookings talk about the professional and compassionate care he received during an emergency room visit and resulting inpatient stay with us.
Watch Doug Neises of Elkton talk about the fast, calm and compassionate care he received and continues to receive after suffering a severe stroke.
Watch Jerry Ellingson of Lake Preston talk about the compassionate care he received in our emergency room and hospital following a four-wheeler accident.
Watch SDSU professor Tom Chase talk about his emergency hernia surgery experience.