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Preventing Osteoporosis and Building Stronger Bones

Thursday, July 28, 2016
Osteoporosis is a disease in which bone density and quality of bone are reduced.  The loss of bone occurs silently and progressively.  Often there are no symptoms until the first fracture occurs.  Genetic factors play a significant roll in determining whether an individual is at heightened risk of osteoporosis.  The…

Artwork within PLHS Campus updated by Watertown Graduate

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Recently new artwork in the main areas of the PLHS Campus have been hung.  The photographer is a WHS graduate, Kyle Neuberger, of Franklin Arts based in Sioux Falls, SD. Kyle stated, "Growing up in Watertown, before I knew art was my calling, I was amazed by Terry Redlin.  I would…

New & Improved CT Scanner at PLHS

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) is proud to announce a new Toshiba Aquilion Prime 80 row, 128 slice equivalent  CT scanner is operational in the Radiology Department. “The CT scans performed by the Radiology Department at PLHS are increasing. Staff performed 6,070 CT scans June, 2015 – May, 2016 compared…

Question & Answer with Dr. Lanctin, Urologist

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
June is recognized as Men’s Health Month.  Dr. Henri Lanctin of Prairie Lakes Urology Clinic has answered common questions on the following topic: Is there a relationship between testosterone level and overall health in men? What is testosterone? Testosterone is the male sex hormone that has an impact on sexual…

Welcome Eric Fjeldheim, Physical Therapist

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Physical Therapist, Eric Fjeldheim to Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services. Fjeldheim serves patients of all ages needing inpatient and outpatient physical therapy. Fjeldheim enjoys helping people move, feel and perform better in order to achieve their goals. He has an interest in sports medicine and orthopedics;…

Volunteer Receives Celebrate! Award

Friday, June 17, 2016
Watertown Community Foundation's 2016 Celebrate! Adult Award Winner was nominated by two people. We are proud the adult celebrate! winner is Nyla Bergan (center). Retired teacher Nyla Bergan chairs the noon sandwich ministry through the Salvation Army, sews hospital gowns and cleans catheter bags for Prairie Lakes Hospice patients and is…

Question & Answer with Dr. Kamlitz, General Surgeon

Thursday, June 16, 2016
June is hernia awareness month, Dr. Kendra Kamlitz of Prairie Lakes General Surgery Clinic has answered common questions on the topic. If you are experiencing any of the mentioned symptoms Dr. Kamlitz is available to see patients with no referral from your doctor. What is a hernia? A hernia is…

Welcome Clinical Dietitian, Sara Berreth

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Sara Berreth, Clinical Dietitian to Prairie Lakes Nutritional Services. Berreth will assess and work with patients in the hospital and can also accept appointments for one on one or group sessions.   As a clinical dietitian Berreth has experience helping patients with a wide variety…

20th Annual Hospital Hill Run Results

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
The 20th Annual Hospital Hill Run on June 11th featured a 5K run, 5K walk and a one-mile walk for all ages. Proceeds from the Hospital Hill Run benefit the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House. The annual fundraiser honored Tim Page, long time Prairie Lakes Pharmacy Director who passed away…

Health and Fit Tips

Thursday, June 09, 2016
As a physical therapist, I do my best to adopt healthy habits because of my position to serve as an advocate and role model for my patients. You may ask yourself “What exactly is a “healthy” lifestyle and where/how do I begin making changes?” Listed below are some basic recommendations…

Welcome Tyler Turbak, Physical Therapist

Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Physical Therapist, Tyler Turbak to Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services. Turbak serves patients of all ages needing inpatient and outpatient physical therapy. Turbak has an interest in Sports Medicine Rehabilitation and enjoys working with competitive athletes and weekend warriors looking to get into better shape. Born…

PLHS Ranked Top Twenty in the Country

Monday, May 16, 2016
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is among the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the nation as determined by iVantage Health Analytics. The Top 20 winners were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) at an awards ceremony during NRHA’s Rural Innovation Hospital Summit May 12th. The determining factors…

PLHS Celebrates Hospital Week

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System celebrates their staff during Hospital Week!  National Hospital Week celebrates hospitals and the women and men who support the health and well being of their communities through dedication and compassionate care from the heart. Take this year’s National Hospital Week as an opportunity to thank all…

PLHS Volunteer Reaches a Milestone

Monday, May 02, 2016
Volunteers at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System make a difference in the lives of patients and their visitors every day. Today we recognize the contributions of Karol Gruenberg. Karol has contributed twenty years of volunteering to Prairie Lakes Hospice. For the past five years she has made plastic canvas cross artwork…

Foot Health

Monday, April 25, 2016
In recognition of Foot Health Awareness Month we encourage you to think about your feet! "Foot health is not only important in people with diabetes, it’s important for everyone. When you think about what you do in a day, feet are always involved. Whether it’s at your job, doing activities…

Question & Answer with Dr. Mancell

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
In observance of Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, Dr. Jered Mancell of Prairie Lakes Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic has answered common questions on the topic. If you are experiencing any of the mentioned symptoms Dr. Mancell is available to see patients with no referral…

Free Sibling Prep Class

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
This one hour program is designed for children age 3 and older to attend with a parent. The program will help them prepare for the arrival of a new baby in the home. Siblings maintain a very important role in the family, both before and after the arrival of the new…

Beat Diabetes

Thursday, April 07, 2016
Did you know as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes by 2050 if present trends continue?  Many live with or know someone who lives with diabetes.  We encourage you to know the facts and help beat diabetes.  "In March of 2016 I “celebrated” my 30 year…

High School Senior Gives to the Caring Club House

Monday, March 28, 2016
A few years ago, Nicole Goens and her family from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Wyoming all stayed at the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House while family received care at Prairie Lakes Hospital. Both Nicole and her mother stated, “It was a God-send and a blessing to have something so close.” It…

Welcome Dr. Howard, Interventional Cardiologist

Monday, March 21, 2016
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Richard A. Howard, MD, Interventional Cardiologist. He joins Prairie Lakes Cardiology staff; including, Evelio Garcia, MD, Salem Maaliki, MD, Jennifer Jones, MD, and Jacklyn Karli, CNP. Dr. Howard is board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease, adult transthoracic echocardiography, and internal medicine. He is a…
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