News and Announcements

Prairie Lakes Welcomes New ER Physician

Friday, April 21, 2023
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Niel Burns, MD to the ER staff at the Prairie Lakes Emergency Department. Dr. Burns joins Dr. Erickson, Dr. Filler, and Dr. Singh in triaging and treating patients with emergent medical needs and conditions. Dr. Burns is a board-certified family physician and has nine years…

Come and Support the 2023 Relay for Life Event

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
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Relay for Life will be in the Watertown Mall April 27th from 4 pm - 8 pm. Plan on attending? Join the PLHS booth and visit with members of the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center team and pick up some goodies!  Not available to attend, but would like to support our…

Hospital Hill Run - Save the Date!

Friday, April 14, 2023
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Mark your calendars - the 26th Annual Hospital Hill Run is planned for Saturday, June 10th! Event Details: Check-in will be at the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House from 7-8 am Courses available: 1-mile walk, 5k Walk, 5k Run All races will start at 8:00 am in the Specialty Clinic…

Prairie Lakes Clinics Now Using Text Reminders

Friday, April 14, 2023
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Prairie Lakes Specialty Clinic (excluding Rehab Services) and ENT Clinic are excited to announce that they are now live with appointment text messaging reminders and confirmations!  Patients who schedule an appointment with these clinics will now receive a text message: 3 days prior to their appointment to confirm 1 day…

Prairie Lakes Implementing Time of Service Payments

Friday, April 14, 2023
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Effective Monday, April 17, Prairie Lakes Healthcare System will be collecting co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance from patients at time of service. This update aligns with common and current healthcare industry practices. The co-pay for your clinic visit (Specialty Clinic, Cancer Center, ENT Clinic) is based on your insurance plan. The private…

The New Pain Science Center was Featured in MED Magazine

Thursday, April 13, 2023
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The new Pain Science Center located in the Prairie Lakes Speciality Clinic was recently featured on the cover of the April/May edition of MED Magazine.  The magazine wrote, "Pain is a ubiquitous part of the human experience, but it can also be a frustrating part of the healthcare experience -…

Paving the Way For Medical Careers for Local High School Students

Wednesday, April 05, 2023
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For several years, Prairie Lakes Healthcare System and Northeast Technical High School in Watertown have partnered to provide real, hands-on job experiences in the medical field for students. There are eight northeastern South Dakota high schools that attend the Northeast Tech co-op. The Health Science Program is offered to students…

The Prairie Lakes Grief Support Group is Back on April 18th

Monday, April 03, 2023
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The Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Grief Support Group will begin a six-week session on Tuesday, April 18th. Our support group offers an opportunity for those that have lost a loved one to find comfort, support, and hope. We provide a safe environment to learn about the process of grief, meet…

Support our Local Blood Drive on April 10th

Thursday, March 23, 2023
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Impact local lives in our community! The Blood Mobile will be parked outside of the Prairie Lakes Specialty Clinic from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. on Monday, April 10th and the Community Blood Bank needs your help. This winter was one of the most difficult in Community Blood Bank’s history. With…

Prairie Lakes ENT Patient featured on Cover of People Health Magazine

Thursday, March 23, 2023
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Mary Lauritsen, of Florence, South Dakota, suffered from painful and severe nasal polyps for close to 30 years until Dr. Jered Mancell from Prairie Lakes Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic offered her relief. Mary's story was shared several years ago after her successful surgery with Dr. Mancell and was so…