News and Announcements

PLHS Volunteer Reaches a Milestone

Monday, May 02, 2016
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Volunteers at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System make a difference in the lives of patients and their visitors every day. Today we recognize the contributions of Karol Gruenberg. Karol has contributed twenty years of volunteering to Prairie Lakes Hospice. For the past five years she has made plastic canvas cross artwork…

High School Senior Gives to the Caring Club House

Monday, March 28, 2016
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A few years ago, Nicole Goens and her family from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Wyoming all stayed at the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House while family received care at Prairie Lakes Hospital. Both Nicole and her mother stated, “It was a God-send and a blessing to have something so close.” It…

Welcome Dr. Howard, Interventional Cardiologist

Monday, March 21, 2016
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Richard A. Howard, MD, Interventional Cardiologist. He joins Prairie Lakes Cardiology staff; including, Evelio Garcia, MD, Salem Maaliki, MD, Jennifer Jones, MD, and Jacklyn Karli, CNP. Dr. Howard is board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease, adult transthoracic echocardiography, and internal medicine. He is a…

Dialysis Stats at Prairie Lakes

Friday, March 18, 2016
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System operates three dialysis units in Watertown, SD, Sisseton, SD, and Ortonville, MN. The job of the kidneys is to get rid of waste and excess water in the blood and help restore the chemical balance of the body.  If a kidney is damaged, a person would need…

PLHS Designated Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care

Tuesday, March 08, 2016
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In an effort to help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality, affordable maternity care, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced that Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has been designated as one of the first hospitals to receive the Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care designation, a new designation under…

Prairie Lakes Introduces a Cutting Edge Procedure

Tuesday, February 09, 2016
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is one of the first facilities in South Dakota to implant a UroLift System, a less invasive option to relieve symptoms of an enlarged prostate.   Dr. Henri Lanctin, Urologist, implanted the first UroLift System on Monday, February 1st.  The UroLift System is a new treatment…

Caring Club House Grateful for Blanket Donations

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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The Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation is incredibly grateful for the students at the Watertown Christian School! Together, the students made and donated 16 warm and fuzzy blankets to patients staying at the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House. When Principal Nancy Weber contacted the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation about the students’…

Awarded for Emergency Care

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award®  as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care for a third consecutive year. This evidence-based designation is the only Emergency Care award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers…

Browse Gift Shop Items Online

Monday, January 11, 2016
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is excited to announce the availability to view items for purchase in the Prairie Lakes Gift Shop. To view items, visit www.prairielakes.com and click the Gift Shop page under the Patients & Visitors tab. To make a purchase, shoppers may call the Gift Shop at 882-7843…

Welcome the First Baby of 2016

Sunday, January 03, 2016
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Corey Jager of Hayti welcomed her new baby girl Raelynne Kay Jager at 9:07 p.m. January 1st, weighing 7 lbs 10 oz and measuring 19 1/2 inches in length. Raelynne is the first baby to be born at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System in Watertown for the 2016 year.