News and Announcements

We're a Top 20 Hospital!

Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) is among the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the nation as determined by iVantage Health Analytics. PLHS was recently notified of the designation by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). The determining factors for the top 20 rural community hospitals were based on eight…

“An Enchanted Forest Gala” at BASH 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation is excited to announce BASH (Building A Superior Healthcare System) 2019 will be held Saturday May 11 at the Watertown Event Center. BASH is an annual gala fundraising event hosted by the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation, with much support from donors and volunteers. BASH 2019 will…

Prairie Lakes Named Top 100 Hospital Featured

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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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 The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals award is…

Prairie Lakes Names New Director of Medical/Surgical/Pediatrics

Monday, February 11, 2019
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) is pleased to announce the new Director of Medical/Surgical/Pediatrics, Jennifer Briggs. Briggs’s position oversees the unit that cares for adult and pediatric patients staying in the hospital, often receiving treatment for an illness or recovering from a surgical procedure. Briggs grew up near Henry, SD…

Prairie Lakes Names New Directors

Monday, January 14, 2019
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) named new directors Karna Stroschein as the new Director of Coding, Amanda Johannsen as the Director of the Business Office, Jenna Hulscher as the Director of Radiology, and Jennifer Sieck as the Laboratory Director. Stroschein grew up in Clear Lake, SD and resides in Watertown…

Introducing the Acid Reflux Center

Tuesday, January 01, 2019
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is proud to announce the Specialty Clinic is enhancing services to manage the care of patients with acid reflux. Patients can now make appointments with the Acid Reflux Center at Prairie Lakes. The Acid Reflux Center is an option for those suffering from heartburn or acid…

1st Baby of 2019

Tuesday, January 01, 2019
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Jessica and Ken Williams of Estelline welcomed their new baby girl Violet Grace at 8:30 a.m. on January 1, 2018, weighing 9 lbs 1 oz. Violet is the first baby to be born at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System in Watertown for the 2019 year.  Her big brother Jack is excited to…

Generous Sixth-Grader Donates Toys

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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Generous sixth-grader, Nolan Adams donated toys for our pediatric inpatients. Nolan’s Project started five years ago he heard a radio story about children being in the hospital and wondered, “What do the kids get for Christmas when they are in the hospital over Christmas?” Nolan believes it is better to…

Donations Warm Hearts of Cancer Patients

Monday, December 17, 2018
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Gracious community members are warming hearts this holiday season at the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center. The Carlson Family of Watertown donated a beautiful Christmas tree for cancer patients to enjoy; included with the tree are blessing bulbs. Patients and their loved ones can pick a bulb, write down the name…

Tom Beaudry Day

Thursday, December 13, 2018
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Prairie Lakes Radiology and Watertown Mayor Sarah Caron honored retiring Radiology Director, Tom Beaudry by naming December 13, 2018 Tom Beaudry Day. Mayor Caron's proclamation:   WHEREAS, Tom Beaudry is the Radiology Director of Prairie Lakes Healthcare System in Watertown, South Dakota; and WHEREAS, Tom has dedicated the last 43…
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