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7th Annual Breast Cancer Event Goes Virtual Featured

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System and Watertown Breast Cancer Support Group jointly announce their seventh annual Celebrating Life awareness event to be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021. Due to the pandemic, the groups decided it is best to host the free breast cancer awareness event online. The keynote speaker this…

Welcome New Occupational Therapist

Wednesday, September 08, 2021
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Occupational Therapist, Tori Heier to the Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Staff. Heier serves patients of all ages needing inpatient, outpatient, and in-home occupational therapy. Occupational therapists develop individualized treatment plans to help increase strength, endurance and independence in activities of daily living. Heier received her Doctoral…

Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation moves BASH 2021 online - New Date TBD

Friday, September 03, 2021
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After careful consideration for the safety and well-being of the patients and families we serve, together with the current COVID-19 trends in South Dakota, a decision has been made to move the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation’s, in person BASH 2021 gala, to an online event to be scheduled at a…

Sara Jorgenson, Wound Care Nurse, Passes Wound Care Specialist Exam

Monday, August 30, 2021
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Sara Jorgenson, Wound Care Nurse with Prairie Lakes Wound Care successfully passed a Wound Care Specialist examination. As a Wound Care Specialist, Jorgenson has a master level of knowledge in wound care and management. Jorgenson is a key resource for other providers helping patients manage and heal wounds. As a…

Turbak, Physical Therapist Completes Orthopedic Certification

Monday, August 23, 2021
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Tyler Turbak, Doctor of Physical Therapy with Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services completed a certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. As an orthopedic clinical specialist, Turbak uses his expertise to prevent injury or physically rehabilitate persons with a disability resulting from impairment or injury to the musculoskeletal system…

Lake Completes Vestibular Rehab Certification

Monday, August 09, 2021
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Jackie Lake, Physical Therapist with Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services completed a certification to enhance her practice treating patients with vestibular dysfunctions. These dysfunctions often include the symptoms of vertigo, dizziness, and feeling off-balance. The most common disorders which may benefit from vestibular rehab include BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), vestibular…

Welcome Paul Macek, Interim CEO

Tuesday, August 03, 2021
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The Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) Board of Directors selected Paul Macek as the Interim CEO to serve the organization and assist with the recruitment of the next President and CEO. Macek resigned from his position on the PLHS Board of Directors to serve PLHS in this role. Macek has…

Prairie Lakes Elects New Board Members

Thursday, July 29, 2021
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The Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Board of Directors elected new board members at its annual meeting in May. New board members Tammy Davis and Jonathan Oviatt were elected to serve three year terms. They bring a diverse skill set and experience to the Board of Directors. Tammy Davis has 25…

BASH, A Breath of Fresh Air

Friday, July 23, 2021
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BASH (Building A Superior Healthcare System) 2021 will be held online this year. After careful consideration for the safety and well-being of the patients and families we serve, together with the current COVID-19 trends in South Dakota, a decision has been made to move the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation’s, in-person…

Hospital Hill Run Donation to the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House

Thursday, July 22, 2021
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On June 12th, 2021 Prairie Lakes Healthcare System held the 24th Annual Hospital Hill Run. Walkers and runners participated to raise money for the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation’s Caring Club House. A generous donation of $3,000 was donated to the Caring Club House. Shown presenting the check are members of…
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