News and Announcements

Blood Mobile Coming to PLHS November 14th

Monday, November 07, 2022
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During this time of community, connection, and giving thanks please consider giving blood during the next Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Blood Drive in partnership with Community Blood Bank! The Blood Mobile will be parked outside of the Prairie Lakes Specialty Clinic from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Did you know,…

Prairie Lakes Welcomes New Speech Language Pathologist

Thursday, November 03, 2022
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is pleased to announce the recent addition of Speech Language Pathologist, Kirsten Blackwell to Rehabilitation Services. With the addition of Blackwell, Prairie Lakes Speech Therapy now has three Speech Language Pathologists that care for patients with conditions that affect speech, cognition, and swallowing.   Blackwell grew…

A Newer Approach in Swallowing Rehabilitation

Thursday, October 20, 2022
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Prairie Lakes Health System is proud to offer a new treatment option for those who have difficulty swallowing, known as dysphagia. Speech-language pathologists at Prairie Lakes continue to assess and treat dysphagia via screenings, clinical evaluations, Modified Barium Swallow Studies and conventional treatment methods. Prairie Lakes Speech Therapy recently added…

Prairie Lakes Adds Two Therapists to Rehab Services

Saturday, October 15, 2022
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Physical Therapist, Todd Hodenfield and Occupational Therapist, Chelsea Hodenfield to the Prairie Lakes family. The Hodenfields join the Rehab and Therapy Services team to provide individualized care plans for patients with rehabilitation, therapy, and recovery needs. Chelsea Hodenfield grew up in Sioux Falls and graduated…

Prairie Lakes Adds Two Advanced Practice Providers to Staff

Thursday, October 06, 2022
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Physician Assistant, Kahley Meyer and Nurse Practitioner, Travis Erickson. They join the Prairie Lakes Cardiology Clinic in the expert care of patients with heart conditions. Meyer graduated with her Bachelor of Biological Sciences degree from South Dakota State University and then received her master’s degree…

2022 Infant Loss Remembrance Gift

Thursday, September 29, 2022
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Infant loss is an unfortunate reality for many expectant parents as they look to grow their families. Miscarriage and stillbirth are both terms describing pregnancy loss.  Miscarriage is defined as a loss before 20 weeks of pregnancy, while stillbirth is considered to be 20 weeks of gestation or later. According to the…

Prairie Lakes Welcomes Dr. Aaron Pickrel to Hospitalist Team

Thursday, September 15, 2022
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Dr. Aaron Pickrel to our team of hospitalists who manage the medical care for patients who are hospitalized at Prairie Lakes. Our Hospitalists are medical doctors with expertise in internal medicine and family practice. Dr. Pickrel grew up in Watertown and is…

Meet Tracy DeGraaf, our Celebrating Life 2022 Keynote Speaker

Thursday, September 08, 2022
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Tracy DeGraaf is this year's keynote of Celebrating Life 2022 and she promises to deliver an evening of fun, laughs, connection, and community.  Rebellious Magazine said DeGraaf has the “presence of a motivational speaker and the uplifting message of a preacher. Her everyday experiences resonate with fans who can be seen…

Prairie Lakes Approved as Naming Rights Sponsor for Ice Arena

Thursday, September 08, 2022
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Prairie Lakes held a special announcement event for employees and staff on Wednesday, September 7th to announce that Prairie Lakes will be the Naming Rights sponsor of the new ice arena being constructed in Watertown. It will be named the Prairie Lakes Ice Arena. Later that day, the City of…

Join us for the 8th Annual Celebrating Life Event

Thursday, September 01, 2022
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is happy to join the Watertown Breast Cancer Support Group to host the 8th Annual Celebrating Life awareness event on Thursday, October 13, 2022. This free event was created to provide an evening to come together to support, encourage, and comfort each other while also "celebrating…