Newsweek Again Names Brookings Health to World’s Best Hospitals

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3 Mar 2023


Brookings, S.D. – Mar. 2, 2023 – For the third consecutive year, Brookings Health System was named to Newsweek’s list of World’s Best Hospitals. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list can currently be viewed on Newsweek’s website.

“Unsolicited recognitions such as this validates our team’s dedication to patient safety and satisfaction,” said President and CEO Jason Merkley. “To be on the same list as such renown health systems as Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and The Johns Hopkins Hospital when you’re an independent rural health system like us, demonstrates that our team continually innovates, attracts the best people and excels at all aspects of service and quality.”

Brookings Health ranks 229 of the Best Hospitals 2023 in the United States, up 25 spots from last year’s ranking. Newsweek and Statista developed a complex methodology to ensure the quality and validity of the ranking. Four data sources were used for the evaluation:

Hospital recommendations from Medical Experts: an international online survey sent to more than 80,000 doctors, hospital managers and health care professionals

  • Patient Experience: survey of patient satisfaction with hospitalization
  • Patient Reported Outcome Measures: surveys measuring patient satisfaction with hospitals
  • Hospital Quality Metrics: patient safety, hygiene measures, waiting times and quality of treatment

The World's Best Hospitals 2023 list recognizes the best medical institutions across 28 countries: USA, Germany, Japan, South Korea, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Brazil, Canada, India, Australia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Austria, Thailand, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Israel, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, and Taiwan.

More information about Brookings Health System’s high quality of care can be found at

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, 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

PHOTO: Registered Nurse Amanda West and Pharmacy Technician Melissa Spillman look at a patient’s chart on Brookings Health System’s inpatient care unit. For the third consecutive year, Brookings Health was named to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals list, jumping up 25 spots from last year’s ranking. The annual honor is based on publicly reported data on patient experiences, outcome and quality as well as recommendations from medical experts.


Julia Yoder
Marketing & Public Relations Director
(605) 696-8028

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