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Collaboration: COVID Vaccine for School Staff

Sunday, March 14, 2021
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Thank you to our Prairie Lakes team and community for working together - over 450 teachers received the Moderna vaccine on Friday, March 12! Follow the link to hear from Joyce Hallauer, a key staff member helping organize Prairie Lakes' vaccine efforts, and see a glimpse of the smooth process…

Save the Date for BASH 2021

Monday, March 08, 2021
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We can’t wait to get together again – that’s why Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation is excited to announce BASH (Building A Superior Healthcare System) will be held on Saturday, September 11 at the Watertown Event Center. BASH 2021 will have an airy, fresh, and welcoming theme to encourage guests to…

Ladies Night Out 2021 Update

Monday, February 22, 2021
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For more than a decade Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has offered Ladies Night Out as a free event for women wanting to socialize, learn about health and wellness, and have fun.  In 2021 join us for a similar experience online on Friday, April 23. This year’s Ladies Night Out will…

Fjeldheim Completes Pain Science Fellowship

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
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Eric Fjeldheim, Physical Therapist with Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services is one of only 20 fellows in the United States to complete the Fellowship in Pain Sciences through Evidence in Motion. Fjeldheim completed his Therapeutic Pain Specialist certification in 2018 to broaden the scope of practice available to people receiving rehabilitation…

New Young Athlete Walk-In Clinic

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is proud to announce the Young Athlete Walk-in Clinic, a free clinic to screen student athletes with sports injuries and concerns. Sports injuries can happen to athletes of all ages. Elementary through high school-aged students can receive a free athletic screening for orthopedic injuries or concerns…

Dr. Melanson, SDAHO Healthcare Hero

Monday, February 08, 2021
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Healthcare professionals across the globe are doing truly amazing and even heroic work every day. There is no doubt, COVID-19 has placed a brighter spotlight on the care and compassion these folks are providing during these unprecedented times. The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations applauds this week’s Healthcare Hero…

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…