After 16 months of construction, the new Brookings Hospital expansion, located in Brookings, S.D., opened its doors for surgical, inpatient care, radiology, obstetrics and pharmacy services. The original building, built in 1964, will begin renovations soon, with remodeling slated to be complete this summer.

The expansion features private patient transport corridors separated from public hallways and also gives patients direct access to outpatient care services like imaging procedures and same-day surgery. There are 12 private same-day surgery rooms located near three OR suites and two procedure rooms. Inpatient Care features 24 private patient rooms, each with its own private bathroom and shower.