News and Announcements

Awarded Platinum for Second Consecutive Year

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for the second consecutive year. The Center of Disease Control estimates that over 700,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. This award recognizes Prairie Lakes’ commitment and success in implementing…

Diabetes Friendly Recipes

Saturday, November 15, 2014
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This week Prairie Lakes/Sodexo Dietitians bring you a Balsamic Glazed Salmon with Easy Half-Mashed Potatoes, a Roasted Asparagus Salad, and a 8 oz glass of milk. Yum! Total carbs: 48 grams. Balsamic Glazed Salmon: 17g carbs, 280 calories, 26g protein. Serves 2.  Ingredients: ½ cup balsamic vinegar | 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard…

PLHS Foundation Receives Donations

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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The Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Foundation received two donations of $300 recently from The Magic Mile Casino and The Second Annual "Shad's Ride". The proceeds will benefit the Caring Club House, a resource that provides lodging on campus for patients, caregivers and family members who live outside of Watertown and…

Lung Cancer Therapies

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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Not only is lung cancer the leading cause of cancer deaths in the US, but globally as well. Now is a perfect time to recognize the impact of lung cancer and become aware of recent research and studies. Unfortunately, lung cancer is most often caught in advance stages. Recognizing this,…

Heavy Snow Health Hazards

Monday, November 10, 2014
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Today marks the first snow storm for the Watertown area. It may look beautiful, but the snow is heavy and can be hazardous to your health. The American Heart Association gives these tips for the winter: Take frequent breaks.  Don’t eat a heavy meal prior or soon after shoveling. Eating a…

Diabetes Friendly Recipes to Warm You Up

Saturday, November 08, 2014
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This week Prairie Lakes/Sodexo Dietitians bring you a Chicken and Wild Rice Soup recipe that will warm you up during the cold, snowy days ahead. Chicken and Wild Rice Soup: 15g carbs, 130 calories, 14g protein. Serves 9.   To round out this meal add 8 oz of milk (12g carbs) and…

Medical/Surgical Nurses Week

Friday, November 07, 2014
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During Medical/Surgical Nurses Week, November 1 - 7, 2014, the Medical Surgical Pediatrics staff are recognized for their dedication, skills and knowledge. Medical/surgical nurses focus every day on caring compassionately for patients and families.  They possess specialized skills and knowledge of the entire spectrum of nursing care. They build the profession…

National Radiologic Technology Week

Wednesday, November 05, 2014
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Radiologic technology plays an important part at Prairie Lakes in both the Cancer Center and the hospital. National Radiologic Technology Week, November 2 - 8, 2014, celebrates Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen’s discovery of x-ray on November 8, 1895. Roentgen discovered x-rays in his laboratory, and revolutionized science and medicine as we know it.  Radiation Therapists…

American Diabetes Month

Tuesday, November 04, 2014
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November is American Diabetes Month. Raising awareness is so important in America because it focuses the nation’s attention on issues surrounding diabetes. According the the American Diabetes Association, here are a few statistics on diabetes in the United States: -30 million US children and adults have diabetes -86 million Americans…

Come Tour the Caring Club House

Monday, November 03, 2014
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The Caring Club House serves as a “home away from home” providing lodging for patients, caregivers and family members who live outside of Watertown and are receiving care through Prairie Lakes. Nearly 1,000 guests were served in 2013. Come tour the Caring Club House and enjoy refreshments on November 6th…