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Welcome New CNP

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Published in News and Announcements
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
Published in News and Announcements
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…

Expansion Project Preview

Wednesday, March 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…

The Risk of Heart Failure

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
Do you know 6 million Americans live with heart failure? And according to the American Heart Association an American will be diagnosed every minute this year? Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle is weakened and cannot pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen. Many…

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…
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