News and Announcements

Prairie Lakes Launches Ion Robotic-Assisted Technology to Detect Early-Stage Lung Cancer

Thursday, April 18, 2024
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WATERTOWN, S.D. – April 18, 2024 – Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is one of the first healthcare systems in South Dakota to implement Ion, a robotic-assisted technology for minimally invasive biopsies deep within the lung not accessible through a traditional bronchoscope. Dr. Svien Senne, Pulmonologist at Prairie Lakes Specialty Clinic…

BASH 2024 “Labor of Love” Raises Funds for Labor & Delivery Upgrade!

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation is excited to announce BASH (Building A Superior Healthcare System) 2024, which was held Saturday, April 6th, at the Watertown Event Center, was a huge success.  Due to the generous support from all our donors, the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation raised more than $99,550.00. All proceeds…

PLHS Provides Specialty Outreach Services to Surrounding Communities

Friday, April 05, 2024
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Providing exceptional patient care, each and every day in each and every interaction, is our mission at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System.  We like to make receiving that care as convenient as possible for our patients in outlying areas. To that end, Prairie Lakes provides outreach throughout northeastern South Dakota and northwestern…

Director of ER Chosen for Codington County Team Participating in "Reaching Rural"

Tuesday, April 02, 2024
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Monica Everson, Director of Emergency Medicine, has been selected among six Watertown community members to participate in Reaching Rural. The Reaching Rural: Advancing Collaborative Solutions campaign was developed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP). This highly selective group is comprised of only 10 teams and…

Primary Care Recognized for Patient-Centered Medical Home Achievement

Tuesday, April 02, 2024
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Prairie Lakes Brown Clinic has been recognized by the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program for the past 8 years and again for 2024!  Organizations that are recognized by the PCMH program are found to have a better patient experience, better managed chronic conditions, improved care coordination, improved staff satisfaction, lower…

Summer 2024 Arrow Strength Program Registration

Monday, April 01, 2024
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MAKE THE OFF-SEASON COUNT The Prairie Lakes strength and conditioning program is designed to take student-athletes to the next level. Our experienced coach, Aaron Jung, will guide athletes through a 8-week strength and conditioning program that will focus on speed, strength, and agility to optimize sports performance and prevent injuries.…

North Central Heart Providing Vascular Services in Watertown

Monday, April 01, 2024
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North Central Heart - a Division of Avera Heart Hospital will be providing Vascular and Electrophysiology Services to area patients at Prairie Lakes Outreach Clinic. Dr. Mark Fleming  and Dr. Dustin Weiss will be in the Vascular Outreach Clinic at Prairie Lakes every Tuesday and Thursday. The Outreach Clinic is located…

Take the Northeast SD Community Health Survey Today!

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
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As we strive to meet the health needs of our communities, receiving input from our residents is vital. Prairie Lakes Healthcare System and Human Service Agency have partnered to conduct a community health survey open to all residents in Watertown and the surrounding communities. This survey is designed to gather valuable…

Prairie Lakes Welcomes New Director of Surgical Services

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
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WATERTOWN, S.D. – March 26, 2024 – Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) is pleased to welcome Jason Zukosky as the new Director of Surgical Services. He oversees the surgery team and surgical services which include pre-operative, anesthesiology, post-operative, and operating room. Zukosky comes to Prairie Lakes with 12 years of…

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Earns National Recognition as Top Rural and Community Hospital

Friday, March 15, 2024
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WATERTOWN, S.D. – March 15, 2024 – Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) has once again been recognized as one of the Top 20 Rural and Community Hospitals in the nation by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), for the seventh time since its inception eight years ago. In addition to…
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