Brookings, S.D. – June 8, 2020 – Dr. Adrian Dreessen, M.D., recently joined the care
team at Brookings Hospital’s emergency room.
Dr. Dreessen comes to Brookings Health System from CHI Health in Omaha. He has
frequently vacationed in the Brookings area and has two children who will attend South
Dakota State University this fall.
He received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and
performed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas
City. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
As an experienced emergency room medical provider, Dr. Dreessen treats and cares for
patients who visit the ER. Duties include assessing a patient’s health status and
condition, beginning treatment, and ordering tests as needed.
“We’re here to care for patients at their most vulnerable moments and to do it safely,”
said Dr. Dreessen. “With the threat of COVID-19, patients nationwide have delayed
seeking care for serious conditions, such as heart attack and stroke. Those conditions
often have positive outcomes when patients receive prompt medical attention, but are
potentially fatal if ignored. I encourage our local population to pay attention to
emergency health warning signs and seek care when needed.”
For more information about emergency services at Brookings Health System, please
visit brookingshealth.org/Emergency .
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, Brookhaven Estates senior living
apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic & Optical, 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, emergency and extended care services. Brookings Hospital provides local
access to doctors in Brookings and offers robotic da Vinci surgery and Mako robotic-arm assisted
procedures, making it one of the premier rural community hospitals in South Dakota. 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 .
PHOTO: Dr. Adrian Dreessen, M.D.