News and Announcements

Ranked Top Twenty in the Country

Tuesday, March 06, 2018
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is among the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the nation as determined by iVantage Health Analytics. The Top 20 winners were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). The determining factors for the top 20 rural community hospitals were based on eight indices:…

PLHS Adds Nurse Practitioner to Staff

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Kris Goens, FNP-C to the nephrology staff. She joins Tina Melanson, MD, FNKF, FACP and Kari Fleming, PA-C in the care of patients in the Prairie Lakes Nephrology Clinic and Kidney Dialysis Units in the region. Goens graduated with her nurse practitioner degree from University…

Dr. Adducci Offers New BPH Treatment

Friday, January 26, 2018
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System recently introduced Rezūm, a minimally invasive option to relieve symptoms of an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).   Dr. Chris Adducci now offers Rezūm as a new treatment option for BPH in the Watertown region. Rezūm harnesses the natural energy stored in water vapor…

The Coffee Cup’s Donation Warms Spirits

Thursday, January 25, 2018
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The Coffee Cup Fuel Stop near Summit, South Dakota is a strong supporter of patients at the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center. Their Caribou Coffee donated coffee for a third time since 2014 to warm the spirits of cancer patients. The most recent donation is valued around $1,300 worth of coffee…

PLHS Welcomes New Hospitalist

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Derek Kindelspire, MD to the Hospitalist staff. He joins Ali Chaudhry, MD, Ragheb Harb, MD, Mian Javaid, MD, and Megan Merkel, CNP in the care of inpatients.  Dr. Kindelspire received his medical degree from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion and completed his internal…

PLHS Welcomes New CFO

Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) welcomes Adam Popp as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to the executive team. Popp will provide administrative leadership for PLHS. Popp comes to PLHS with an extensive knowledge of the health care industry, primarily with independent, non-profit hospitals. After earning his Bachelor of Business Administration…

Fleming Nationally Recognized

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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Kari Fleming, PA-C, who works at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, has been nationally recognized for earning a specialty credential called a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Fleming was recognized for earning a CAQ in Nephrology, a distinction earned by meeting…

1st Baby of 2018

Tuesday, January 02, 2018
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Alyssa and Jeremy Larson of Watertown welcomed their new baby boy Jack Alan at 3:27 a.m. on January 1, 2018, weighing 8 lbs 3.3 oz and measuring 20 ¾ inches in length. Jack is the first baby to be born at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System in Watertown for the 2018…

Foundation Purchases Hospice Software

Tuesday, January 02, 2018
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The Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors approved a request from the Prairie Lakes Hospice Department to access funds to purchase new computer software. The new software will support all lines of service, reducing resource usage by reducing repetitive data entry.   “This new software will allow staff to…

PLHS Names New OB Director

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) named Watertown area native Michele (Micki) Cordell as the new Obstetrics (OB) Director. As the OB Director, Cordell will serve as the point of contact between PLHS and the physicians whose primary work area is OB and the newborn nursery. Cordell grew up in Clark,…
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