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PLHS Names New Pharmacy Director

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has named Sara Spilde as new Director of Pharmacy. She has been serving as Interim Pharmacy Director since June 6th and will assume full director responsibilities effective immediately. Spilde holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from SDSU and has worked at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System as…

Cholesterol - Why It Matters

Monday, September 26, 2016
High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke. Excess cholesterol can form plaque between layers of artery walls, making it harder for your heart to circulate blood. Plaque can break open and cause blood clots. If a clot blocks an…

September is Baby Safety Month - Car Seat Safety Reminders

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Car Seat Checkup   Motor vehicle crashes claim the lives of more than 12 children each week.  To best protect your child, choose a safety seat that fits your vehicle, fits your child, and that you will use correctly every time. Right Seat:  This is an easy one. Check the label…

PLHS Welcomes Physical Therapist, Karen Skogstad

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Physical Therapist, Karen Skogstad to Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services. Skogstad serves patients of all ages needing physical therapy in their homes. Karen Skogstad has twenty four years experience as a physical therapist. She has extensive experience in treating all ages with a variety of conditions;…

Watertown Rec Center's New Facility Receives Name from PLHS

Monday, September 19, 2016
The City of Watertown announced the Watertown Community Center has been renamed after entering into a naming rights agreement with Prairie Lakes Healthcare System. The Watertown Community Center will officially be called the Prairie Lakes Wellness Center. “The biggest influence on the health of our community now and into the…

Is your child's backpack too heavy?

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
September 16th is School Backpack Awareness Day. It’s back to school time once again. As schedules and routines become established we may find our children's backpacks becoming more and more heavy.   The weight of their backpacks should be a cause for concern as injuries may result.   Carrying backpacks, especially overloaded…

Lou Holtz, Football Coach and Analyst, Coming to Watertown

Sunday, August 21, 2016
2016 Feuerstein Series to Feature Legendary Football Coach and Analyst Lou Holtz  The Lake Area Technical Institute Foundation and the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation are excited to jointly host the 2016 Feuerstein Series event featuring legendary football coach and analyst, ESPN (2004-2015) Lou Holtz. The event will take place on…

Welcome Two General Surgeons to PLHS

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes General Surgeons Greg Gerrish, MD and Jacob Schaeffer, MD. They join Kendra Kamlitz, MD and staff at Prairie Lakes General Surgery Clinic. Dr. Greg Gerrish received his medical degree from the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. He completed a residency in General…

Annual Run Raises Funds for the Caring Club House

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
On June 11, 2016 Prairie Lakes Healthcare System held the 20th Annual Hospital Hill Run. Over 170 runners and walkers participated to raise money for the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House. Two thousand dollars was generously donated to the Caring Club House, located in Watertown, SD. Shown presenting the check…

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…
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