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BASH 2020 Rescheduled for August 1, 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
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In light of the most recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to cancel events with 50+ people for the next 8 weeks nationwide to try to contain the fast-moving coronavirus pandemic, leadership at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System and the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation decided to…

Foundation Names New Executive Director

Thursday, March 05, 2020
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation is pleased to announce the new Executive Director, Lisa Dahl.  Beginning March 24, Dahl will lead Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation’s mission to raise funds to support and advance services available to the Watertown area through Prairie Lakes Healthcare System. Dahl holds a Bachelors of Science Degree…

Prairie Lakes Welcomes Nurse Practitioner Haley Ellis

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System proudly announces Cardiac Cath Lab Nurse Haley Ellis has advanced her education to Certified Nurse Practitioner. Ellis will work with cardiologists and staff in the care of patients with heart conditions. She joins Dr. Garcia, Dr. Maaliki, Dr. Miller, and Nurse Practitioner Jacklyn Karli. Ellis graduated…

Tickets on Sale for BASH

Monday, February 24, 2020
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation is excited to announce BASH (Building A Superior Healthcare System) 2020 will be held on Saturday, April 4 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. This year…

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Nationally Recognized Featured

Thursday, February 20, 2020
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On Wednesday, February 19 Prairie Lakes Healthcare System celebrated with staff, volunteers, and board members their success in earning a four out of five star facility rating from Hospital Compare, a service of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (photos below). Additionally - K.C. DeBoer, President and CEO received…

Prairie Lakes Welcomes Physician Assistant Abby Gietzen

Monday, February 03, 2020
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Physician Assistant Abby Gietzen to the dermatology staff. She joins Dr. Jeffrey Smith in the care of patients in the Prairie Lakes Dermatology Clinic. Gietzen graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree from South Dakota State University and then received her Master in Physician Assistant…

Prairie Lakes Welcomes Physician Assistant Stef Roby

Friday, January 24, 2020
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Physician Assistant Stefanie Roby to the nephrology staff. She joins Dr. Tina Melanson and Physician Assistant Kari Fleming in the care of patients in the Prairie Lakes Nephrology Clinic and Kidney Dialysis Units in the region. Roby graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree from…

New Technology to Reduce Risk of Esophageal Cancer

Thursday, January 09, 2020
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Acid reflux specialists Dr. Greg Gerrish and Dr. Jacob Schaeffer expanded services for patients with Barrett’s esophagus. A new treatment called Barrx™ is now available at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System. Barrett's esophagus is a precancerous change affecting the lining of the esophagus that may progress to esophageal cancer. Early detection…

Welcome the 1st Baby of 2020

Thursday, January 02, 2020
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Laura and Javon Heathcote of Florence welcomed their new baby boy Asher Edward at 9:25 a.m. on January 1, 2020. Asher is 20.5 inches long and 8 pounds 11 ounces. He is the first baby to be born at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System in Watertown for the 2020 year.  Asher…

Prairie Lakes Names New Emergency Department Director

Thursday, January 02, 2020
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) is pleased to announce Monica Everson as its new Emergency Department Director.  Everson will oversee the PLHS Emergency Department as well as the Trauma Program. Everson is a northeast South Dakota native. She grew up and currently resides near Hayti, SD with her husband Paul…
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