King Joins Brookings Health System Foundation Board

Brookings, S.D. – July 25, 2022 – Retired Physician Assistant Rod King recently joined Brookings Health System Foundation’s board of directors. He was elected at the May 12 board meeting to serve a two-year term through December 2023. 

King served the Volga community for over 30 years as the primary care provider at the local clinic, now operated by Brookings Health System as Volga Medical Clinic. During the same time, he also worked as a clinic provider at Avera Medical Group Brookings. As an experienced healthcare provider, King brings to the Foundation board his medical knowledge and passion for giving back.

“I’ve seen the positive impact of the Brookings Health System Foundation and the helpful resources it has provided our local community and surrounding area,” said King. 

King replaces long-time Foundation board member Joanie Holm, CNP. Holm served Brookings Health System Foundation as a board member for the maximum of four, two-year terms. 

Founded in 2009, Brookings Health System Foundation has supported Brookings Health System through facility, equipment and technology upgrades; health and wellness education for our community and employees; and assistance for patients and their families. For more information, please visit

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

About Brookings Health System Foundation

The mission of Brookings Health System Foundation is “Inspiring people to support Brookings Health System through philanthropy, recognizing the vital role of local healthcare in sustaining quality of life in our community.” Gifts to the Foundation support charity health care for those less fortunate, health and wellness education, facility, equipment, and technology upgrades and other needs as they arise at Brookings Health System. For more information about Brookings Health System Foundation or how you may contribute, please contact Foundation Director Sara Schneider at (605) 696-8855 or [email protected].


PHOTO: Rod King