The Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation presented a $44,000 check to Prairie Lakes Healthcare System on November 11, 2013 to purchase new drills and saws to enhance orthopaedic surgical services. The new equipment allows for improved control and greater visibility for the orthopaedic surgeon during surgery, minimizing the potential for soft tissue damage. The total cost of this equipment was approximately $250,000.
This money was raised at the BASH (Building A Superior Hospital) 2013. BASH is an annual event held by the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation and supported, in part, by generous donors to raise funds and awareness for medical needs at Prairie Lakes. Next year's event is scheduled for April 12, 2014 at the Watertown Event Center and is open to the public.
Healthcare is a vital component of a community's quality of life. The Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation exists to raise funds with which to support and advance the healthcare services through Prairie Lakes Healthcare System. Securing the future of healthcare through the maintenance and enhancement of existing services and expanding specialty services is how the foundation meets the growing medical needs of our region.