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The Coffee Cup Cares about the Cancer Center

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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The Coffee Cup Fuel Stop near Summit, South Dakota knows firsthand the support the Cancer Center can provide patients. A coworker, Val Moen, is a breast cancer survivor and has inspired many locals and travelers. Val Moen is a beacon of good spirits to all who’ve been affected by cancer.…

Need a Good New Year's Resolution?

Friday, December 12, 2014
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With the new year around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about resolutions. Eating healthy is always a great New Year’s resolution. Let us help. Here are 6 of the 13 delicious swaps for a heart-healthy diet from Everyday Health: 1- Eat Fish 2- Include more Omega-3s like walnuts…

Prairie Lakes Improves Quality for Patients by Using Technology

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has successfully attested for Stage Two Meaningful Use and is proud to be the first healthcare facility in the state to do so. Meaningful Use is a nationwide program with three stages of objectives to use certified electronic health records (EHR) technology to improve quality and…

Protect Your Family with an Influenza Vaccination

Monday, December 08, 2014
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Influenza (the flu) can be a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Anyone can get sick from the flu. National Influenza Vaccination Week provides an important opportunity for our community to tell people how important it is to get an annual flu shot. Getting vaccinated…

Safety First When It Comes To Gift Giving

Wednesday, December 03, 2014
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With the holidays in full swing, it’s time to start checking off our gift list. Toys can be so fun to buy for children, but some can be dangerous. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, an estimated 265,000 emergency room visits were toy-related injuries. Before purchasing a toy…

Give the Gift of Early Detection

Monday, December 01, 2014
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Prairie Lakes offers screenings for stroke, heart attack, and heart disease with the Stroke Detect and Target Heart programs. For only $45 you can give someone you love the thoughtful gift of a screening. No doctor referral is needed. Both Men and Women 40-75 years of age are eligible for…

Keeping it Local

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Prairie Lakes collaborates to bring quality healthcare to our region. Jill Fuller, CEO and President of Prairie Lakes emphasizes that in an interview with Kris Bevill for the November, 2014 Edition of Prairie Business. The article includes interviews from three independent healthcare organizations about their strategies to thrive. Kris Bevill of Prairie…

Home Care and Hospice Month

Monday, November 24, 2014
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This month we honor Home Care and Hospice staff.  Home Health and Hospice services allow people to get the help they need where they want to be… in their homes. We recognize that caring for a loved one who is still living at home is difficult sometimes. Providing the care…

National Family Caregivers Month

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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November is a month filled with health observances. One that doesn’t get talked about enough is National Family Caregivers. There are over 90 million family caregivers in the nation, lets recognize them this month for allowing their loved ones to stay home longer. Take a look at these amazing facts…

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…