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Women’s Choice Award®

Friday, January 27, 2017
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award®  as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care for a fourth consecutive year. The methodology for America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care award is unique because it combines Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and…

Save the Date for BASH

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation is excited to announce BASH (Building A Superior Hospital) 2017 will be held Saturday, April 1st at the Watertown Event Center! The Black Diamond Empire band will be the featured entertainment for the evening. Their array of music and fervent performance will keep guests moving on…

2000th Blood Donation

Friday, January 20, 2017
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Community Blood Bank will host a blood drive on Monday, January 30 from 8:00am to 10:30am and 12:00pm to 3:00pm at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System. The blood mobile will be located west of the Cancer Center. This blood drive will benefit the local blood supply. To celebrate PLHS's 2000th blood donation…

1st Watertown Baby of 2017

Monday, January 02, 2017
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Mike and Jolynn Sackmann welcomed their new baby boy Ronan Michael at 10:50 p.m. January 1, 2017, weighing 7 lbs 13 oz and measuring 19 inches in length. Ronan is the first baby to be born at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System in Watertown for the 2017 year.  Ronan’s grandparents are…

Twelve Weeks to a Healthier You

Thursday, December 29, 2016
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
This year keep your resolution going and change to a healthier lifestyle. Our Registered Dietitians will focus on boosting your overall health during a twelve week program, CORE4 TM.  Whether it’s changing your eating habits, understanding your metabolism or tracking your progress, CORE4 TM is the multifaceted program that will…

Stretches to relieve muscles from sitting

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
Traveling far distances. Working at a desk. Binging on your favorite show. Spectating a game. All are examples when we are apt to sit for prolonged periods of time. It is important to remember to keep ourselves moving, most of us have heard that advice before. But when you need…

Donation to Cancer Center Patients

Monday, December 12, 2016
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At the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center gift bags sit under the tree thanks to the Pink Ladies Dart League. The group donated gift bags containing items to comfort patients, including snacks, lotion, warm socks, water, chap stick, crossword puzzles, hand sanitizer, and tissues. The Pink Ladies are uplifting spirits of…

Competition to Help Local Blood Supply

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
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Watertown Police and Fire Departments will compete to see which department can recruit the most blood donors for the community’s blood supply during the holidays in the 15th Annual “Heroes Behind the Badges”. The special blood drive event will be held on Thursday, December 22 from 10:00 am to 6:30…

4 Awards in 4 Years

Thursday, December 01, 2016
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for the fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes PLHS’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that emergency and cath lab…

Healthy Skin Tips from Dr. Jeffrey Smith, Dermatologist

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
November is Healthy Skin Month, Dr. Jeffrey Smith of Prairie Lakes Dermatology Clinic has helpful tips for the winter months. Dr. Smith is available to see patients with no referral from your doctor. Living in our region can be particularly hard on your skin, especially in the winter. Here are…
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