News and Announcements

Hospital Hill Run Results

Saturday, June 08, 2019
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The 23rd Annual Hospital Hill Run on June 8 featured a 5K run, 5K walk and a one-mile walk for all ages. Proceeds from the Hospital Hill Run benefit the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House and Watertown DASH. Fastest 5K male runner was Owen McElroy with a time of 19.26…

New Management of Nutritional and Environmental Services

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) and Sodexo, the provider of nutritional and environmental services at PLHS, are pleased to announce a new General Manager, Rob Haddad and a new Nutritional Services Manager, Caitlin Bach. Rob Haddad grew up in Michigan and moved to Watertown from Virginia five years ago. He…

PLHS Volunteer Receives Award

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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Sharon Herman is a long time volunteer at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System. She even helped pass out bags at the Specialty Clinic Grand Opening! The Watertown Community Foundation honored Sharon at an annual fundraiser for all of her amazing contributions to the community through the gift of her volunteered time and…

Prairie Lakes Welcomes Occupational Therapist

Thursday, May 09, 2019
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Occupational Therapist, Lynae Petersen to the Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Staff. Petersen serves patients of all ages needing inpatient, outpatient, and in-home occupational therapy. Petersen received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Mary. She enjoys being outdoors, assisting on the farm, riding…

Increased Security for OB Patients

Monday, May 06, 2019
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System recognizes the vital importance of keeping our OB patients safe and secure. The Maternal Child Health (MCH) department is increasing security by installing an intercom system outside of it's west doors. Patients and guests will need to utilize the new 2nd floor intercom system outside of…

Prairie Lakes Celebrates Volunteers Gift of Time

Thursday, April 11, 2019
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When you see a person in the hallways at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System with a bright blue coat on, be sure to say hello. They are a member of our volunteer department who collectively and selflessly donated 21,542 hours of service to Prairie Lakes Healthcare System in 2018. Departments which utilize…

We're a Top 20 Hospital!

Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) is among the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the nation as determined by iVantage Health Analytics. PLHS was recently notified of the designation by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). The determining factors for the top 20 rural community hospitals were based on eight…

“An Enchanted Forest Gala” at BASH 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation is excited to announce BASH (Building A Superior Healthcare System) 2019 will be held Saturday May 11 at the Watertown Event Center. BASH is an annual gala fundraising event hosted by the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation, with much support from donors and volunteers. BASH 2019 will…

Prairie Lakes Named Top 100 Hospital Featured

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) was recently named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals award is…

Prairie Lakes Names New Director of Medical/Surgical/Pediatrics

Monday, February 11, 2019
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) is pleased to announce the new Director of Medical/Surgical/Pediatrics, Jennifer Briggs. Briggs’s position oversees the unit that cares for adult and pediatric patients staying in the hospital, often receiving treatment for an illness or recovering from a surgical procedure. Briggs grew up near Henry, SD…