News and Announcements

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…

Caring Club House Caretaker Position

Monday, June 19, 2017
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An on-site caretaker is needed at the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House (CCH) in Watertown. We are looking for a compassionate and caring individial who will live on site and care for the CCH and assist it's guests. Responsibilities: General oversight of the CCH Ensure cleaning supplies are on hand…

21st Annual Hospital Hill Run Results

Monday, June 12, 2017
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The 21st Annual Hospital Hill Run on June 10th 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. Fastest 5K male runner was Gabe Syhre with a time of 18.52 minutes. Fastest 5K female…

Cardiology Celebrates 10 Years

Thursday, June 08, 2017
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On May 8, 2007 Dr. Lunardi performed the first cath lab procedure for Prairie Lakes Cardiology. In ten years our Prairie Lakes Cardiology Program has touched 10,000 hearts. A few of the community members touched by our program came forward to tell their heart story. Let's listen in:      Today…

Board Elects New Officers

Monday, June 05, 2017
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The Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Board of Directors elected officers at its annual meeting in May. Officers are Chairman, Jim Redlinger of Redlinger Bros. Plumbing & Heating; Vice President, Robb Peterson of Glacial Lakes Rubber & Plastics; Secretary, Doug Sharp of Sharp Automotive; Treasurer, Dustin Flatten of Active Heating and…

Upcoming Summer Events

Wednesday, May 03, 2017
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As the weather warms up PLHS has great educational courses, support groups, and community events in store. Here are some of the featured events happening through June. For a full list visit our Calendar.   Look Good, Feel Better – Look Good…Feel Better meets at 4:30 p.m. the second Monday…

PLHS & CEO Nationally Recognized

Wednesday, April 05, 2017
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) was recently named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This is the second year PLHS received this prestigious honor. PLHS scored in the top 100 of rural…

Welcome New CNP

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System announces staff nurse Megan Merkel has advanced to a Certified Nurse Practitioner. Merkel will work with hospitalists and care for inpatients at the hospital. Hospitalists are medical doctors with advanced expertise in fields such as internal medicine. They work closely with Merkel and other staff to…

Prairie Lakes Wellness Center Opening Soon

Tuesday, March 07, 2017
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The Prairie Lakes Wellness Center is opening March 20th! Public tours will be available Noon - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, March 18th and Sunday, March 19th.  Current members and non-members can sign up for the chance to win giveaways March 18 - 24 at the Prairie Lakes Wellness Center. Giveaway prizes…
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