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Hospital Hill Run 2021

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
The Hospital Hill Run is a 5K Timed Run and 5K or One-Mile Walk benefiting the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House. Walk or run with friends and family while you raise money and awareness for the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House! Night or day, the Caring Club House is open and…

Five out of Five Stars!

Friday, April 30, 2021
Published in News and Announcements
Together we celebrate with staff, volunteers, physicians, and board members our team's success in earning a five out of five star facility rating from Hospital Compare a service of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. “Over 800 team members serve the region through their work and volunteerism,” said K.C.…

10th Ave NW Construction

Friday, April 16, 2021
Published in News and Announcements
The City of Watertown is working with Prairie Lakes Healthcare System to ensure access to our facility remains available throughout the 10th Ave NW construction project this summer. The project is currently scheduled to begin on April 19. As you can see in the detour map below, drivers will be…

How safe is your home from fall risks?

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
Did you know that 1 in 4 people aged 65+ fall each year according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)?  Scanning your own home is a good place to start, you can help make a difference! Ground-level falls are a common reason for a visit to the…

We're a Top 100 Hospital!

Monday, March 29, 2021
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 The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this 11th annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX®.…

Prairie Lakes Welcomes New Therapists to Rehab

Monday, March 22, 2021
Published in News and Announcements
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) is proud to announce the recent addition of physical, occupational, and speech therapists to Rehabilitation Services. Mariko Oro, Speech-Language Pathologist, Haley Rowland, Physical Therapist, and Tyler Rowland, Occupational Therapist. Oro grew up in New York and moved to the area from Washington with her husband…

Farmer’s Lung

Monday, March 22, 2021
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
“Farmer's lung” is known in medical terms of as hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) and can be compared to (but is different from) a severe allergic reaction.  There are other names for HP such as "bird fanciers lung ", “cheese washer’s lung” and “hot tub lung” -- the only difference is the…

How to Schedule a Colonoscopy

Friday, March 19, 2021
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
The American Cancer Society recommends those at average risk* for colorectal cancer to start regular screenings at age 45. A colonoscopy doesn’t take a lot of time, but this simple procedure offers a big payback: peace of mind. Colorectal cancer is deadly, but treatable if it’s caught early. The majority…

COVID Vaccine for the Watertown Area

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Published in Coronavirus News and Announcements
At Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, our mission is to make a positive difference in the health of the patients and communities we serve. We encourage those who are eligible to receive a COVID vaccine. All COVID vaccines are carefully evaluated in clinical trials and are authorized or approved only if…

New Respite Lounge for Staff

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Published in News and Announcements
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is excited to announce the opening of its first Staff Respite Lounge, an extension of programs Prairie Lakes has implemented for staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. This lounge was made possible by a $4,000 donation from the Watertown Rotary Club and a $3,000 donation and interior…
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