News and Announcements

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…

Donation to Cancer Center Patients

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
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Gracious community members are warming hearts this holiday season at the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center. Gift bags for patients sit under the tree thanks to the Pink Ladies Dart League. The group donated gift bags containing items to comfort patients; including snacks, lotion, manicure sets, warm socks, water, word finds, hand…

Prairie Lakes Welcomes Dietitian, Megan Block

Monday, December 02, 2019
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Megan Block, Clinical Dietitian to Prairie Lakes Nutritional Services and Sodexo team. Block will assess and work with patients in the hospital and can also accept appointments for one on one or group sessions.   As a clinical dietitian, Block helps patients with a wide…

National Recognition for Performance Leadership

Thursday, November 21, 2019
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As part of National Rural Health Day, November 21, Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in quality healthcare performance. This recognition is based on the results of the Hospital…

Prairie Lakes Names New Director of HR

Wednesday, November 06, 2019
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) is pleased to announce the new Director of Human Resources, Alison Gilbertson.   Gilbertson holds a Bachelors of Science Degree and a Masters of Science Degree in Health Administrative Studies. She has twenty seven years of healthcare experience; including four years as a nursing home…

Athletic Trainers Join PLHS Team

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is proud to announce athletic trainers, Jeff Haufschild and Michelle Leitheiser are now a part of our team. They serve Arrow athletes full time and are supported by Physical Therapists at Prairie Lakes. See these Prairie Lakes Sports Medicine team members supporting athletes at local games…
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