Brookings register | Business files 10-05-21


Kruse joins the BHS hospital team

BROOKINGS – Dr. Jill Kruse recently joined the Brookings Health System team of hospitalists. Hospitalists oversee the care of adult patients, 15 years of age and older, who are admitted to the inpatient unit at Brookings Hospital.

The inpatient program focuses on the care of inpatients staying at Brookings Hospital and has been implemented to increase patient satisfaction and quality of care. Hospitalists work closely with members of the hospital care team to provide comprehensive care during a patient’s stay.

Hospitals do not replace the primary care provider of patients, but instead partner with primary care providers of patients to keep them updated on the condition and care of patients, while creating a post-discharge treatment plan. of a hospital patient.

Kruse is trained in family medicine; prior to starting at Brookings Health, Kruse worked as a family physician at Avera Medical Group Brookings for eight years.

Kruse received his medical degree from the Osteopathic Medical Center at Des Moines University. She completed her family medicine residency in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin at Baraboo.

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Ronne hired as director of human resources

BROOKINGS – Kayla Ronne was recently hired as the new Director of Human Resources at Brookings Health System.

In this role, Ronne will manage human resources functions, including recruiting and selecting new hires, training and development of staff and employee relations, compensation and benefits. Ronne will provide leadership, guidance and management support across the healthcare system to maintain and enhance the workforce and organizational culture within the Brookings healthcare system. She is also responsible for overseeing the operations of the Brookings Health System gift shop and volunteer program.

Ronne has over seven years of experience in human resources, most recently as a senior consultant in human resources innovations at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls. She holds an MBA from the University of South Dakota and a BA in Business Administration from Northern State University.

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