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Welcome Dr. Rao, Oncologist

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Vijay Rao, MD, oncologist and hematologist. He joins staff at the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center; including, Bipin Amin, MD, Jeffrey Brindle, MD, and Kristina Rieffenberger, CNP. Dr. Rao is board certified in medical oncology and hematology. For over 13 years he’s compassionately served patients with…

Welcome New Radiology Director

Sunday, January 17, 2021
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) named Bryan Beckedahl as the Director of Radiology. His responsibilities include managing radiology services; including, X-Ray, CT Scanning, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, and Ultrasound. Beckedahl accepted the Director of Radiology position with over 13 years of experience. His previous role with Consulting Radiologists, Ltd gave him…

Welcome New Director of Finance

Thursday, December 17, 2020
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) is pleased to announce Bonnie Cordell is the new Director of Finance. The Director of Finance oversees the Accounting and Accounts Payable functions at PLHS and is responsible for financial analysis, revenue recognition, and budget accountability reporting, as well as the preparation of various annual…

Governor Noem Visits Vaccine Clinic

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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Governor Noem stopped by Prairie Lakes Healthcare System to show her support of the COVID Vaccine Clinic. At the time of her visit, Prairie Lakes team members had already administered almost 100 vaccines to frontline healthcare workers at Prairie Lakes.  You can view some more photos from her visit via the…

Welcome New Environmental Services Manager

Sunday, November 22, 2020
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) and Sodexo, the provider of nutritional and environmental services at PLHS, are pleased to announce Marty Young is the new Environmental Services Manager. The Environmental Services Manger oversees the operations of housekeeping, custodial, and laundry services. Young is a graduate of Watertown High School and…

Welcome New CCU and Respiratory Therapy Director

Monday, November 02, 2020
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) is pleased to announce Becky Weitbrecht as the new Critical Care Unit and Respiratory Therapy Director. Weitbrecht’s position oversees the unit that cares for critically ill patients staying in the hospital. Weitbrecht grew up in Webster, SD, where she currently resides with her husband Scott…

Annual Breast Cancer Event Goes BIG and Virtual

Monday, September 21, 2020
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System and Watertown Area Breast Cancer Support Group jointly announce their sixth annual Celebrating Life event! Celebrating Life is a breast cancer awareness event typically held in person every October. Due to the pandemic, the groups decided it is best to take the free awareness event online…

Welcome New Emergency Medicine Physician

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Katelynn Bailey, DO to our emergency medicine staff. She joins Gregory Erickson, MD, Elliott Filler, MD, Leighton Singh, MD, and Jacob Lyngaas, PA-C in the care of patients with emergent health conditions. Dr. Bailey is specialized in emergency medicine. She graduated from University of Pikeville…

Prairie Lakes Elects New Officers and Board Members

Wednesday, July 01, 2020
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The Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Board of Directors elected officers and elected new board members at its annual meeting in May. Officers are Chair Robb Peterson, Vice President Shan Kruse, Treasurer Mike Luken, Secretary Vince Foley, and Past Chair Jim Redlinger. New board members Kristen Henderson, Paul Macek, and Scott…

Foundation Cancels BASH 2020

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation’s Board of Directors has made a decision, for the safety of the guests and staff, to cancel BASH 2020.  This decision took careful consideration and follows COVID-19 Pandemic guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.) BASH is an annual gala fundraising event hosted…
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