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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

Wednesday, June 07, 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…

The Benefits of ACL C.A.M.P.

Monday, May 22, 2017
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Dr. Tyler Turbak and I have completed the first round of ACL C.A.M.P. and were lucky enough to work with some pretty awesome kids during the 6-week injury prevention program. Attendance was high, the effort was great, and the kids seemed to have almost as much fun as Tyler and…

When to Know You Need Help at Home

Monday, May 15, 2017
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As originally published in The Coteau Shopper According to the US Census Bureau, the number of people age 65 and older in the US is 47.8 million as of July 1, 2015. This group accounts for 14.9% of the total US population. As we age, people around us may begin to…

Diabetes Workshop

Friday, May 12, 2017
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Starting soon at PLHS is a Better Choices, Better Health® with Diabetes Workshop on Thursdays, May 25 – June 29, 2017, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm.  Better Choices, Better Health® with Diabetes workshops are for adults with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes (people with type 1 diabetes and caregivers welcome). Why Should…

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…

What is Rosacea?

Monday, April 17, 2017
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Rosacea Awareness Month is here! April has been dedicated by the National Rosacea Society as Rosacea Awareness Month.  As the weather is starting to warm up and the sun is starting to shine, it's important to remember to protect your skin. One common side effect of sun exposure that is…

Good Skin Practices for Sun Safety

Wednesday, April 05, 2017
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There are many ways we are exposed to the sun during the day. It can be fun partaking in activities under the sun, but it is important to remember good skin care practices. One in five Americans will have skin cancer during their lifetime. I encourage everyone to follow the…

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…
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