Unique Service Offerings
Brookings Health System offers residents in our community the best of both worlds: the one-on-one, patient-centered care of a rural hospital combined with the state-of-the-art technology and advanced care techniques of a larger facility.
We have the privilege of caring for our friends and neighbors, adding a personal touch and hometown feel in everything we do. Our wonderful, highly-skilled staff is passionate about our patients and the care they receive. Our goal is to make a difference in lives of the people within our community.
Because healthcare constantly changes, we also keep ourselves on the forefront of innovation, technology and best medical practices. Some of our latest forward-thinking advancements include:
- Electronic Medical Records (EMR): Brookings Health System has been a pioneering adopter of EMR in South Dakota. By digitizing patients’ records, we are able to have information on computers directly at care providers’ fingertips. For our patients, this dynamic technology enables us to provide the highest level of quality and safety.
- eICU Care: Brookings Health System has partnered with Avera to provide advanced telemedicine intensive care monitoring called eICU. With the eICU Care resource, a patient’s hometown physician continues to make all decisions regarding the patient’s care. By using a real-time camera and secure, high-speed transmission lines, intensive care physicians, critical care nurses, and support staff are able to monitor a patient at 24-7 from a remote location. Even slight changes in patient conditions are detected, allowing for early intervention before significant problems may occur. The combination of care and technology saves lives and shortens recovery times.
- Volunteer Doula Program: Our volunteer doula program provides a free pool of doulas to assist women who have their baby at Brookings Health System. A doula is a woman who provides continuous labor support during childbirth. She assists the mother and her partner with emotional and physical needs, making the experience as comfortable and memorable as possible. A doula is trained in massage, pressure point relief, positioning, and birthing balls. She also uses music, aromatherapy, relaxation, and visualization.
Our professional, highly-trained staff and progressive healthcare philosophy helps us to take care of our friends and neighbors right here in Brookings.