Business Briefs 02-11-20

Stein gets clinic employee honor

BROOKINGS – Jennifer Stein has been selected by her co-workers as the Avera Medical Group Brookings Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2020.

Stein has been with Avera for six years as a patient services representative.  

An Avera release says, “Jen is always so willing to help others. She is kind, compassionate and caring about patients and her job. She knows her job well. Jen promotes Avera’s ministry in her job in several ways with patients, staff and anyone else she comes in contact with.”

Stein is a graduate of Lake Benton High School and Minnesota West-Pipestone. She and her husband, Joe, have four children.

Stein said, “I enjoy taking care of patients and trying to give them the best possible care and experience when they come to see us. It’s easy coming to work when you have an amazing group of people to work with.”

Registration open for doula workshop

BROOKINGS –  To further develop the volunteer doula program for parents delivering their baby at New Beginnings Birth Center, Brookings Health System will again host the popular DONA Birth Doula workshop on April 18 and 19.

Class instruction will be held in Brookings Hospital conference room A from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The workshop provides hands-on education for providing physical and emotional support to birthing women and their families. It is one step in meeting the requirements for becoming a volunteer doula at Brookings Health System.

The workshop is recommended for doulas, nurses, nursing students, lactation counselors, childbirth educators and other health care professionals. It will be led by Marilyn Hildreth of JM Birth Consultants, a registered nurse and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

Class fees are $400 and include workshop materials. Attendees may save $25 and pay $375 by submitting early-bird registration by April 7. People interested in this workshop may register by calling Hildreth at 691-5808 or e-mailing [email protected] 

Questions may be directed to Brookings Health System’s OB Director Mary Schwaegerl at 696-8053 or [email protected] More information on Brookings Health System’s volunteer doula program may be found at 


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