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Geared Up to Assist with Testing

Thursday, May 21, 2020
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Governoer Noem announced that long term care facilities will conduct mass testing over the next few weeks. Prairie Lakes staff geared up to assist  with testing.   Photos below picture Deb Bludorn (MSP), Kristi Jensen (MSP), Michelle Zafft (MSP), Mike Byer (House Supervisor), Becky Davis (Lab), and Nancy Slostad (House Supervisor) in isolation…

PLHS Benefits from Helmsley Charitable Trust Grant

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
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The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust announced Monday a multimillion-dollar effort to save the lives of COVID-19 patients and protect the frontline healthcare workers caring for them. The grant will fund the purchase of a second LUCAS mechanical chest compression device for Prairie Lakes Healthcare System. A…

New General Manager of Nutritional and Environmental Services

Monday, April 13, 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 a new General Manager, Caitlin Bach. Caitlin Bach grew up in the area and currently resides in the rural Watertown area with her husband and two children. Bach graduated from…

Prairie Lakes Cares Plan Announced

Friday, April 03, 2020
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) is committed to supporting our staff while we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our people make the difference at PLHS, we are committed to taking care of employees now and into the future,” said Jim Redlinger, PLHS Board of Directors’ Chair. During these challenging times,…

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…
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