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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…

New Nutritional Services Manager

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System and Sodexo, the provider of nutritional and environmental services at PLHS, are pleased to announce a new Nutritional Services Manager, Kathie Manzey. Kathie Manzey has 16 years experience in the food industry through owning and operating a catering business. In her spare time, Manzey enjoys spending…

Limited Visitor Policy Begins June 22

Friday, June 19, 2020
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We recognize that family member, caretaker, and visitor support is important to our patients. Prairie Lakes Healthcare System leadership is confident we can now update our visitor policy to allow more visitors while maintaining proper safety measures to protect our staff, patients, and the community. Starting Monday, March 29 we…

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…