News and Announcements

Prairie Lakes CEO Selected as Top 25 Women in Business

Monday, March 03, 2014
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Prairie Business magazine has selected Jill Fuller, President and CEO of Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, as a Top 25 Women in Business. Jill’s profile in the March 2014 issue of Prairie Business magazine reads: “Jill joined Prairie Lakes as vice president of patient care services in 2000 and was promoted…

Preventing Lung Cancer May Start with Vitamin D

Thursday, February 27, 2014
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Around 1 million deaths a year are caused from lung cancer, which makes this one of the three most common cancers. While smoking and other exposures to chemicals is the number one cause of lung cancer, there is also a correlation with significant lower UVB exposure.  According to the researchers…

Preventing Heart Disease

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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Although you can’t change family history, age or sex there are ways to avoid heart problems before it’s too late. There are some key heart disease prevention steps you can take, starting with not smoking or using tobacco. Tobacco use is one of the leading factors in developing heart disease.…

Notification of Scam

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System was notified by the Watertown Police Department of a potential scam. An automated call system was used to contact a person, stating the person owed money to Prairie Lakes and asking for the person’s credit card information. This phone call was not placed by Prairie Lakes.…

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Receives Women’s Choice Award As One of America’s Best Emergency Care Hospitals

Thursday, February 13, 2014
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care. Each year, there are more than 125 million emergency room visits in the U.S., with about a fifth of them being children under the age of 15.…

Winter Months Mean More Heart Attacks

Thursday, February 13, 2014
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Winter blues aren’t just from the weather. It is true that heart attacks increase in the winter months. In fact, according to Doctor Jonathan Waltman with the KentuckyOne Cardiology Associates, there is a 50 percent increase in heart attacks during the winter months. Surprisingly this isn’t necessarily from the weather,…

Varying Heart Attack Symptoms for Men and Women

Monday, February 10, 2014
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Chest pain and numbness in the left arm means heart attack right? While these are classic heart attack symptoms, there are several other warning signs that men and women may ignore.  Most heart attacks start with mild pain or discomfort. In general, 64% of women, as opposed to 50% of…

PEO Provides Donations to the Caring Club House

Friday, January 31, 2014
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In December the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House was blessed with a variety of donations from the Watertown Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO). Donations included of sheets, towels, toiletry items, bottled water, canned goods, and gifts cards for groceries for the House. PEO is an international women’s organization with approximately 250,000…

Prairie Lakes Reflects on Successful Year

Friday, January 03, 2014
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This past year brought about great change to the healthcare industry, nationally and right here in Watertown. Hospitals across the country are working diligently to adapt to the changes brought by the Affordable Care Act, including: cuts to Medicare reimbursements, the need for new policies and procedures to comply with…

Prairie Lakes Receives Platinum Performance Achievement Award for Care Provided to Heart Attack Patients

Monday, December 09, 2013
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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 2013—one of only 197 hospitals nationwide to do so. The award recognizes Prairie Lakes' commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, and signifies…