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Brookings Health System – Sara Marroquin, MD, General Surgeon Shares Why She Loves Working and Living in Brookings, South Dakota.

The healthcare industry in South Dakota provides patients and communities a hometown atmosphere with state-of-the-art equipment and treatments. For those who use Brookings Health System in Brookings, South Dakota, there is no truer statemen. Sara Marroquin, MD, a general surgeon with the Avera Medical Group in Brookings. “I think one of the best things about healthcare in South Dakota, it’s a pretty small community especially in the surgery world. I also think it’s a small nit community especially with the patients as well as the providers and you don’t find that just anywhere.” Sara Marroquin, MD – General Surgeon, Avera Medical Group, Brookings, South Dakota.

Brookings Health System has the following:

  • 49 Bed Hospital
  • Congregate Living Facility
  • 79 Bed Skilled Nursing Facility
  • 3 Rural Clinics (Arlington Medical Center, Volga Medical Clinic, White Medical Clinic)
  • Yorkshire Eye Clinic & Optical

Robotics surgery will essentially become the new standard of healthcare according to Dr. Marroquin. “We have the most up to date robot, which is extremely beneficial, because there are a lot of different specialties that can use the robot. For a small community I do think that we have a lot of access to things that other towns do not have such as the da Vinci Robot and the Mako Robot.”

Job opportunities include:

  • Environmental Services
  • Laboratory
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Nurses
  • Providers
  • Hospitalist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Food Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Urologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Dermatologist
  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Benefits may include:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health Insurance
  • Flexible Reimbursement Plan
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  •  South Dakota Retirement System Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  •  Life Insurance
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement
  • On-Call Compensation
  •  Employee Discount on Services
  • On-Site Fitness Center
  • Public Loan Service Forgiveness Program

“It’s been really rewarding to grow as a provider in this community where you are very supported. With that support I feel comfortable growing and building a practice.” Sara Marroquin, MD – General Surgeon, Avera Medical Group, Brookings, South Dakota.




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