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October 2021 PLHS Network Disruption

Wednesday, November 03, 2021
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On October 6, 2021, Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) experienced a network disruption that impacted some PLHS IT systems. When the disruption was discovered, our IT staff took immediate action to secure the systems and investigate. We worked quickly to restore critical systems to allow continued hospital operations. We have engaged a…

New Cancer Center Bell Showcased on Dakota News Now

Tuesday, November 02, 2021
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Thank you to Cooper Seamer from Dakota News Now, for helping the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation share the good news about the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center Bell! Click to View the Story: Dakota News Now Story

Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation Donates New Bell to the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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On October 27th, 2021 Prairie Lakes Cancer Center held the unveiling of the Cancer Center’s new Bell. With a generous donation from the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation, the Cancer Center was able to purchase a bell to help cancer patients celebrate their accomplishments and journey milestones. Jennifer Pletan, Cancer Center…

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…

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…