News and Announcements

PLHS Announces CEO Succession Plan

Friday, November 10, 2017
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The Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Board of Directors is activating a search for the successor of Jill Fuller, President and CEO.  The search will ensure a smooth leadership transition aligned with Fuller’s planned retirement.  Fuller plans to remain in the leadership position until a new CEO is recruited.  “This is…

Prairie Lakes Sleep Lab Receives Accreditation

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) proudly announces its approval of accreditation status by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for sleep studies. Achieving accreditation is a process where healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. Accreditation by ACHC reflects PLHS’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level…

Expansion Project Progress Featured

Sunday, October 01, 2017
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The current Prairie Lakes Healthcare System expansion project is steadily progressing forward. The expansion includes a new east entrance canopy, helipad relocation and the Prairie Lakes Specialty Clinic, a new 65,000 square foot, two-story clinic building. Thank you for your patience during construction. The expansion project will be completed by fall of…

Hospital Hill Run Makes Donation

Wednesday, August 09, 2017
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The 21st Annual Hospital Hill Run walkers and runners participated to raise money for the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation’s Caring Club House. The Hospital Hill Run committee proudly presented the Caring Club House a check for  $1,500.  Shown presenting the check are some members of the committee: Kris Munger, Dr.…

Welcome New Hospitalist

Monday, August 07, 2017
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Ragheb Harb, MD to the Hospitalist staff. He joins Ali Chaudhry, MD, Mian Javaid, MD, and Megan Merkel, CNP in the care of inpatients.  Dr. Harb received his medical degree from the University of Balamand, Faculty of Medicine in Koura, Lebanon and completed his internal…

New Caretaker at the Caring Club House

Friday, August 04, 2017
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Welcome John Miles, the new caretaker at the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House, effective August 14, 2017. John’s face may be familiar, as he currently serves, and will continue to serve, as the part-time chaplain for Prairie Lakes Hospice. John’s work experience in various roles in other health systems as…

New Manometry Technology is Now Available

Thursday, August 03, 2017
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) is now offering procedures using a new ManoScan™ ESO high-resolution manometry system. This system is one of the most advanced solutions in aiding in the detection of disorders in the esophagus like difficulty swallowing and heart burn (acid reflux). The new manometry system can take…

Welcome New ER Physician

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Gregory Erickson, MD to our Emergency Medicine staff. He joins James Bear, MD, Elliott Filler, MD, and Leighton Singh, MD in the care of patients with emergent health conditions. Dr. Erickson graduated from USD Sanford School of Medicine in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and completed…

PLHS Names New Quality and Risk Management Director

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) has named Watertown area native Heather Brewster as the new Director of Quality and Risk Management. Brewster holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from SDSU and has worked in the Critical Care Unit at PLHS for ten years. She believes in safe and compassionate environments…

Girl Scouts' Projects Help Patients

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Three Girl Scouts recently completed two projects to comfort patients at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System. Olivia Schaefers, Jillian Busch and Madison Park constructed “busy bags” for kids who are patients or visiting a patient long term. The bags, which are color coordinated for different age groups, include items to keep…
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