First Bank & Trust Donates to Hospital Construction Project

The Brookings Health System Foundation recently announced its $4.6 million capital campaign goal to raise funds toward its hospital expansion and renovation project. The Foundation has already raised $2.1 million, nearly 50 percent of the goal, thanks in part to a $1 million lead gift from First Bank & Trust.

“First Bank & Trust is proud to invest in health care close to home,” said President Kevin Tetzlaff. “Supporting local health care has been a long-time priority of the Fishback family. Horace Fishback, Sr. was one of two local businessmen to fund the hospital building constructed in 1907. We encourage our community to join us in supporting Brookings Health System.”

The project will add 62,500 square feet to the east side of Brookings Hospital to house surgery, medical imaging, obstetrics and medical/surgical care. A new 30,000 square-foot medical office building connected to the hospital will be built simultaneously on the west side. Existing hospital space will also be renovated to accommodate services displaced due to the new construction and house ancillary staff currently located off campus.

More information on the project can be found online at