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

Monday, May 22, 2017
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
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
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
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
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
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
Published in News and Announcements
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
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
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
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
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
Published in News and Announcements
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…

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…
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