Caring Club House
The Prairie Lakes Caring Club House was built in May 2003 to meet the hospitality needs of patients, their families and caregivers. As Prairie Lakes Healthcare System grows as a regional medical center, more people travel to Watertown for medical services. As part of our mission to provide compassionate care, we are proud to offer this special home to help ease the burdens families and caregivers may face during their medical experience.
Funded and furnished completely through community support and donations, the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House is a not-for-profit, community-based project of the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation, with support from Prairie Lakes Healthcare System.All contributions of time, materials, and monetary donations are welcome to support our mission at the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House.
Prairie Lakes Cancer Center
Prairie Lakes Cancer Center is was built in 1997 to meet the needs of cancer patients in our region. Patients of the Cancer Center receive the most advanced oncology treatments available in our region. These services are provided in the comfort of a tranquil environment delivered by a team of oncology professionals.
The highly skilled healthcare professionals work together to offer patients many levels of expertise in areas such as radiation, chemotherapy, nutrition education, and emotional well being. Physicians specialize in medical and radiation oncology leads this healthcare team. Skilled healthcare professionals include a dosimeters, radiation therapists, and certified oncology nurses to assist in providing cancer care.
Contributions specified for the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center are invested in the facility, technology, and people to reflect our mission of improving the health of people in our region.Prairie Lakes Hospice
Hospice at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of a terminally ill patient while respecting the patient's and family's right to make decision that affects their life and death.
Help is available in coping with the physical pain and symptoms that are sometimes associated with the final stages of life. Physicians, nurses and social workers may provide medications and counseling to ease both physical and mental pain.
Prairie Lakes Hospice is approved and certified by Medicare. It offers a total support system that provides skilled nursing care and so much more. It's a special kind of care that Hospice families say makes a critical difference in their lives at a very critical time.
Hospice care begins when there is a prognosis of six months or less to live - as assessed by the patient's physician - and when the care the patient is to receive is dedicated to relieving pain and symptoms rather than aggressive treatment toward a cure.
Contributions for the Prairie Lakes Hospice program help fund the continuation of hospice training for staff and provide resources for the purchase of technology to assist in the delivery of Hospice care.Suzanne Jacobson Memorial Fund
The Suzanne Jacobson Memorial Fund is a grant opportunity for people with a life-threatening illness that need financial assistance. Awards are granted based on eligibility and necessity in the amount of $500. People may apply to the fund once a year. Funds may be used to assist with medical expenses, transportation costs, prescriptions, and groceries. All applications are kept in strict confidence. Since its inception in 1999, the Suzanne Jacobson Memorial Fund has provided $212,215 to recipients in our region.
The Suzanne Jacobson Memorial Fund is supported financially through the sale of yellow roses during Yellow Rose Week. Roses are sold in Watertown and surrounding communities by a group of wonderfully, dedicated volunteers.
All contributions to the Suzanne Jacobson Memorial Fund are used to provide grants to those in need.General Fund
The general fund at the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation assures the legacy of your gift as interest income from this fund is used in the area of necessity. This means your donation to the general fund is all-inclusive and provides resources for multiple hospital departments as service enhancement and growth opportunities.
The Tree of Life and Tree of HopeTM
The Tree of LifeTM sculpture, located in Prairie Lakes Hospital, and the Tree of Hope sculpture, located at the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center, are permanent tributes to friends who have generously supported the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation. It also honors and remembers loved ones.
You can provide a visual expression of your support for Prairie Lakes Healthcare System's healing mission by having the name or names of your choice permanently engraved on a plaque, leaf, or rock on the Tree of LifeTM and The Tree of Hope.
Gifts of $5,000 or more are recognized on the rocks at the foot of the Tree. Gifts of $500 or more are engraved on a large gold or silver plate. Gifts of $100 to $499 are recognized with a small engraved gold or silver plate.
"Tree of Life" is a registered trademark of Tree of Life Studios, Newton, KS. All rights reserved.
The Tree of Angels
The Tree of Angels is an annual campaign that takes place during the Christmas season. It is an opportunity for individuals to celebrate their memory of a special person. For a gift of $25 or more, a name will be personalized on a beautiful angel tree ornament. This ornament will be displayed on our Christmas tree in the lobby of Prairie Lakes Hospital during the holiday season.
Donors to this campaign may direct their gift to any one of the gift options available through the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation. Following the holiday season, ornaments can be picked up by donors at Prairie Lakes Hospital.
Tree of Angels Order Form