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National Recognition for Performance Leadership

Thursday, November 21, 2019
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As part of National Rural Health Day, November 21, Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in quality healthcare performance. This recognition is based on the results of the Hospital…

Prairie Lakes Names New Director of HR

Wednesday, November 06, 2019
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) is pleased to announce the new Director of Human Resources, Alison Gilbertson.   Gilbertson holds a Bachelors of Science Degree and a Masters of Science Degree in Health Administrative Studies. She has twenty seven years of healthcare experience; including four years as a nursing home…

Athletic Trainers Join PLHS Team

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is proud to announce athletic trainers, Jeff Haufschild and Michelle Leitheiser are now a part of our team. They serve Arrow athletes full time and are supported by Physical Therapists at Prairie Lakes. See these Prairie Lakes Sports Medicine team members supporting athletes at local games…

Girl Scouts Donate to Cancer Patients

Monday, October 07, 2019
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Girl Scout Troop 40033 worked hard on their Bronze Award Project, to donate kits to patients at Prairie Lakes Cancer Center.  The Girl Scouts came up with the idea on their own when asked how they could give back to their community. They made posters to raise money to buy…

Top Performing Hospital for Heart Attack Treatment Featured

Tuesday, October 01, 2019
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is one of only 86 hospitals nationwide to receive the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2019. The award recognizes Prairie Lakes’ success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. The Performance Achievement…

Speech Language Pathologist Joins PLHS

Monday, August 26, 2019
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Speech Language Pathologist, Shelly Holida to the Rehabilitation Services department. She serves outpatient, inpatient, and home health patients. Shelly received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders and her Master of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology at the University of South Dakota. She enjoys…

Feuerstein Series to Feature R.J. Palacio - Postponed

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Event Postponed - new date to be announced: The 20th Annual Feuerstein Speaker Series featuring RJ Palacio scheduled for Tuesday, October 15 at Lake Area Tech is postponed due the speaker’s unexpected medical emergency.  The event will be rescheduled to a later date and all tickets will be honored at…

Hospital Hill Run Committee Makes Donations

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
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Hospital Hill Run walkers and runners participated in the event to raise money for the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation’s Caring Club House and Watertown D.A.S.H. The Caring Club House exists to meet the hospitality needs of out-of-town patients, families, and caregivers receiving services through Prairie Lakes Healthcare System. Funded and furnished completely through…

Welcome Dr. Haque, Pathologist

Monday, July 29, 2019
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Pathologist Farah Haque, MD. Dr. Haque will serve patients through her work in Prairie Lakes Laboratory. As a pathologist, Dr. Haque is trained to examine samples of body tissue for diagnosing conditions. Dr. Haque is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. She completed her…

Prairie Lakes Elects New Board Member

Monday, July 15, 2019
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The Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Board of Directors elected officers and elected a new board member at its annual meeting in May. Officers are Chairman, Jim Redlinger of Redlinger Bros. Plumbing & Heating; Vice President, Robb Peterson of Glacial Lakes Rubber & Plastics; Secretary, Shan Kruse of Peterson Motors; Treasurer,…