News and Announcements

Prairie Lakes Announces Chief Medical Officer

Thursday, December 21, 2023
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is pleased to announce Dan Reiffenberger, MD has accepted the new position of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System effective January 1, 2024. Dr. Reiffenberger will also serve as the Primary Care Medical Director. β€œThe Chief Medical Officer role will lead efforts to…

Prairie Lakes Offers Free Childbirth Classes

Monday, December 11, 2023
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Prairie Lakes Maternal Child Health Looks Forward to Helping You Prepare for Your Baby! Our Childbirth Educators present updated relaxation & breathing techniques along with childbirth trends that help the expectant mother and her support person prepare for labor and delivery during a three-week series of classes. It is recommended…

Dr. Johnston Speaks with KXLG About Orthopedics Services

Thursday, December 07, 2023
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Recently Dr. Casey Johnston, Prairie Lakes Orthopedic Surgeon, sat down with KXLG to share a bit about his experience and how orthopedics "found him." Dr. Johnston and his wife settled in Watertown 13 years ago after visiting the area, during a blizzard no less, and immediately realized the community would…

Registration Open for Winter 2024 Core4 Session

Wednesday, December 06, 2023
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Change your lifestyle, change your eating habits, change your attitude and change your life! What to expect during the Core4 Program: CORE4 is an Adult Weight Management program developed by Sodexo Registered Dietitians. PLHS/Sodexo Registered Dietitians Revised in 2023, the course utilizes evidenced-based research and guidelines from The Academy of Nutrition…

Critical Care Unit Moved to Renovated Second Floor Wing

Friday, December 01, 2023
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Construction activity on the 2nd floor east wing of the patient care area at Prairie Lakes began in May 2023 to make way for relocation of the Critical Care Unit (CCU). Construction was completed at the beginning of November 2023 and the space is now fully operational on the 2nd…

Prairie Lakes Celebrates Home Care and Hospice Month

Thursday, November 16, 2023
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We are excited to celebrate Home Care & Hospice Month during the month of November. This is the time to recognize and celebrate the people β€” from administrators to clinicians to social workers and volunteers β€” who bring exceptional healthcare into the homes of some of the most vulnerable patients in…

2023 Hope for the Holidays Memorial Service

Thursday, November 16, 2023
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The holidays can be a difficult time for families and friends remembering a lost loved one. Prairie Lakes Hospice invites you to join us on Thursday, November 30th from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Prairie Lakes Chapel for our "Hope for the Holidays" Memorial Service.   Prairie Lakes Hospice…

PLHS is Celebrating National Nurse Practitioner Week: November 12-18, 2023

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
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National Nurse Practitioner (NP) Week is an annual celebration recognizing the incredible contributions of NP professionals. Nurse practitioners are highly educated and trained medical professionals. They serve in a variety of direct patient roles and are valuable members of the patient care team. From the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, "For…

Sharing the Spirit - Free Rooms for Patient Families

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
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Free Rooms for Families of Local Patients My Place Hotel and Quality Inn & Suites in Watertown are providing free rooms for out-of-town families visiting their loved ones in nursing homes, hospitals, and treatment centers on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  There are a limited number of rooms available.…

Chemical Peels Added to the List of Dermatology Services

Monday, November 13, 2023
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Prairie Lakes Dermatology Clinic now offers Professional Chemical Peels! They offer a variety of professional chemical peels by Glytone to remove damaged skin cells and improve the appearance and texture of the skin being treated. Chemical peels, which are a cosmetic treatment, are being offered in two different depth options, based…