News and Announcements

Cough, Sneeze, Sniffle, Time to Tackle Winter Illnesses

Thursday, November 14, 2013
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Dr. Jeffrey Kowitz, pulmonologist with Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, will offer a free community presentation titled "Breathe Easier" Wednesday, November 20 from noon to 1 p.m. Contagious and common during the winter months, illnesses such as colds, the flu and pneumonia can put a damper on your daily activities. Dr.…

Lift A Child Up: Practical Strategies for Helping Children Develop Healthy Self-Esteem

Monday, October 21, 2013
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REGISTER TO ATTEND - The Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation invites the public to "Lift A Child Up: Practical Strategies for Helping Children Develop Healthy Self-Esteem" presented by Dr. Marianne Neifert, MD, MTS, FFAP. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, October 30 from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at the…

Test for Breast Cancer

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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Dr. Bipin Amin, medical oncologist and hematologist at Prairie Lakes Cancer Center, will offer a free community presentation titled "Test for Breast Cancer." The presentation will take place on Friday, October 25 at noon at the Hy-Vee Club Room located at 1320 9th Avenue Southeast in Watertown. According to the…

Delrita Hopper, RN, Honored with Health Care Hero Award

Thursday, September 26, 2013
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System's hospice coordinator, Delrita Hopper, RN, was honored with the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations’ (SDAHO) Distinguished Service Award – Health Care Hero of 2013 at a reception held at the SDAHO Annual Convention in Sioux Falls on September 19. In her presentation, hospice director, Kelly…

Two Emergency Medicine Physicians Join Prairie Lakes

Monday, September 23, 2013
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Dr. James Bear and Dr. Leighton Singh have joined the medical staff at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System in Watertown. As emergency medicine physicians, Dr. Bear and Dr. Singh both specialize in providing care to patients with illnesses and injuries that require immediate medical attention. Dr. Singh is board certified in…

Prairie Lakes Announces Opening of Pulmonology Clinic

Friday, August 02, 2013
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System will open the region’s first full-time clinic focused on the specialty of pulmonology on August 12. People seeking treatment for diseases of the lungs, respiratory tract and bronchial tubes, including asthma, pneumonia, and emphysema, will now be able to see a specialist in Watertown. “We are…

Prairie Lakes Adds Urologist

Friday, August 02, 2013
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Dr. Henri Lanctin, specialist in adult and pediatric urology, to the medical staff. Dr. Lanctin diagnoses and treats patients with urological disorders. He will join Dr. Chris Adducci in practice at the Prairie Lakes Urology Clinic. “My approach to care is personable and patient focused…

Prairie Lakes Welcomes Regions First Full-Time Pulmonologist

Friday, August 02, 2013
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Dr. Jeffrey Kowitz to its team of specialists. As a pulmonologist, Dr. Kowitz provides diagnosis and management of diseases involving the respiratory tract, lungs, and bronchial tubes such as asthma, pneumonia, tuberculosis and emphysema. Dr. Kowitz is the first full-time pulmonologist to serve the Watertown…

Prairie Lakes Named Community Five Star Hospital

Wednesday, July 03, 2013
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System was recently recognized as a top-ranked hospital in the country for the value it provides to the community. Prairie Lakes received the Community Five Star® designation based on its performance in the following areas: financial viability and plant reinvestment, hospital cost structure, hospital charge structure and…

Prairie Lakes Elects New Board Members And Officers

Wednesday, June 05, 2013
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The Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Board of Directors elected two new board members to serve three year terms at its annual meeting in May: Tom LaBrie and Robb Peterson.“As Prairie Lakes continues to grow and expand services to meet the needs of the region it is important that our board…