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Welcome New Environmental Services Manager

Sunday, November 22, 2020
Published in News and Announcements
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) and Sodexo, the provider of nutritional and environmental services at PLHS, are pleased to announce Marty Young is the new Environmental Services Manager. The Environmental Services Manger oversees the operations of housekeeping, custodial, and laundry services. Young is a graduate of Watertown High School and…

Tips for the Holidays

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Everyone Can Make the Holidays Safer Gatherings with family and friends are fun but can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu. If you plan on hosting friends and family, follow these tips to make your holiday safer. Hosting a Gathering: Limit the number of guests.…

Staff Working Closely to Treat Influx of Patients

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
As the number of COVID cases continues to climb across South Dakota, healthcare providers have remained on the frontlines dealing with the terrible effects the pandemic has left on family and friends. As of Monday afternoon, there were 18,139 active cases of COVID within the state, many of those cases…

Limited Visitor Policy

Wednesday, November 04, 2020
 “Many times our patients want support from a loved one while receiving healthcare services. We understand that desire and recognize the importance of support, “said K.C. DeBoer, President and CEO. “Our leadership is certain we can now change our visitor policy to allow some visitors while maintaining proper safety measures…

Breast Cancer Q & A

Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
According to the American Cancer Society breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. Currently, the average risk of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer sometime in her life is about 13%. This means there is a 1 in 8 chance…

Welcome New CCU and Respiratory Therapy Director

Monday, November 02, 2020
Published in News and Announcements
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) is pleased to announce Becky Weitbrecht as the new Critical Care Unit and Respiratory Therapy Director. Weitbrecht’s position oversees the unit that cares for critically ill patients staying in the hospital. Weitbrecht grew up in Webster, SD, where she currently resides with her husband Scott…

Community Briefings: Watertown Area Task Force

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Representatives from vital city and county organizations have unified to provide the community coronavirus updates. The current state changes rapidly, and this task force encourages our community to stay updated with reputable information through updates like the briefings below and education from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.  October…

Debunking Common Myths About Kidneys

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
I have become increasingly aware that the vast majority of people have very common misconceptions about their kidneys-- how they work, what they do, who gets kidney disease, and what can be done to keep them healthy. It turns out, most people know little about the facts of kidney health,…

Annual Breast Cancer Event

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System and Watertown Area Breast Cancer Support Group were proud to host Celebrating Life, a breast cancer awareness event live online Thursday, October 15. Watch the Facebook recording: Nicole Phillips is a speaker, author, podcast host, and breast cancer survivor. Years ago, Nicole was an expert in negativity.…

Breast Biopsies in a Clinic Setting

Monday, October 05, 2020
Published in Health & Wellness Blog
When someone hears an abnormality, like a lump, was found on their mammogram it can bring a tidal wave of emotions and questions. Fortunately the field of breast care has made significant advancements over the last 10 years. Treatments have become more abbreviated, better tolerated, and less invasive with faster…
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