News and Announcements

New MRI Technology Now Available

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is proud to announce an upgrade to the MRI machine in radiology. The upgrade brings state of the art technology to the Watertown area, without having to replace the MRI’s magnet. The upgrade to a Signa HDxt 1.5T from GE Healthcare makes the MRI machine engineered…

American Heart Month

Monday, February 23, 2015
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Take care of your heart and your heart will take care of you. Extensive clinical and statistical studies have identified several factors that increase the risk of coronary heart disease or heart attack.  Major risks that you can modify include smoking, high cholesterol, blood pressure, physical inactivity, obesity, and diabetes.…

BASH 2014 Dollars Put To Good Use

Thursday, February 05, 2015
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The Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation provided a check for $43,000 to Prairie Lakes Healthcare System to purchase new pulmonary function testing (PFT) equipment.  This type of testing has increased 86% since pulmonologist Dr. Jeffrey Kowitz joined PLHS in August 2013.  The new equipment is called a body plethysmography unit.  It…

Welcome Grant Tillett, Chief Information Officer

Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Welcome Chief Information Officer Grant Tillett to the Prairie Lakes administrative staff. As Chief Information Officer, Tillett will provide executive leadership for strategic IT projects. For the past two years Tillett worked at TruBridge, a subsidiary to CPSI, that’s in the business to consult and manage IT services for rural…

Prairie Lakes Welcomes Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse

Monday, January 26, 2015
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Welcome Jackie Mack, Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse, to Prairie Lakes growing wound care department. Wound ostomy continence nurses provide acute and rehabilitative needs for people with selected disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and/or integumentary system; and provide direct care to people with abdominal stomas, wounds, fistulas, drains, pressure ulcers, and/or…

Healthy Weight Week

Sunday, January 18, 2015
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We celebrate healthy lifestyles that last a lifetime. This week try these exercise tips and whip up this healthy, easy mediterranean turkey wrap recipe to live actively, eat well, and feel good. Mediterranean Turkey Wrap, recommended by Prairie Lakes/Sodexo Dieticians Prep Time: 15 minutes. Seving size: 1 wrap. 280 calories,…

Black Widow Academy Provides Donations to the Caring Club House

Thursday, January 08, 2015
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Members of the Black Widow Academy (BWA) donated a variety of items to the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House. BWA is a strength and conditioning program for all fitness levels aimed at improving muscular strength, cardio-respiratory endurance and flexibility. BWA is located at 1744 7th Avenue, SW in Watertown, SD.…

Welcome the 1st Baby of 2015

Sunday, January 04, 2015
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Greg Benson and Jennifer Whisman welcomed their new child Marley-Ann Rose at 8:34 p.m. January 2nd, weighing 6 lbs 10 oz and measuring 18 ¾ inches in length. Marley-Ann is the first baby to be born at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System in Watertown in 2015. Her parents, brothers Johnathan, Devlin,…

National Medical Resources Provides Donation to Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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Darin Musser, SD Accounts Manager of National Medical Resources (NMR) presented a $2,000 check to Alison Gilbertson, Executive Director of the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation. NMR is a leading locum tenens physician and nurse practitioner staffing company based in Bismarck, North Dakota. It provides services to hospitals and facilities in…

Home Health is Moving

Monday, December 29, 2014
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Prairie Lakes Home Health Office will move from their current location on Highway 212 to Prairie Lakes’ hospital campus this week. Home Care, Home Connections and Hospice services will now be based out of the hospital. Please note Home Health's phone, fax, and mailing address will remain the same. New…