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Local Girl Scout Troop Gives to Patients During the Holidays

Thursday, December 16, 2021
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 A 2nd grade Girl Scout troop in Watertown donated gifts for children and adults that will be patients at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System over the holidays. The gifts were delivered by the troop on Wednesday, December 15th. The Girl Scouts came up with the idea on their own when asked…

Welcome Back Dr. Richard Howard, Interventional Cardiologist!

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Interventional Cardiologist, Richard Howard back to the Prairie Lakes Cardiology Staff. He joins our existing Cardiology specialists: Evelio Garcia, MD, Salem Maaliki, MD, Steven Miller, MD, Haley Ellis, CNP, and Jacklyn Karli, CNP. “I am excited to return to South Dakota and Prairie Lakes Healthcare…

Tree Fundraiser at the Watertown Regional Library

Monday, November 29, 2021
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15 local non-profit organizations will have trees on display at the Watertown Regional Library starting November 30th to December 31st, including Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation. Visit the library and donate to your favorite organization(s). The Watertown Area Community Foundation will match up to $300 for each organization's total donations and…

New Director of Marketing and Business Development Named, Lydia Newman

Wednesday, November 24, 2021
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is pleased to announce and welcome the new Director of Marketing and Business Development, Lydia Newman. Newman holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies/Business from Augustana University. She is new to the healthcare industry, but has eight years of marketing experience in various industries.  Newman previously…

October 2021 PLHS Network Disruption

Wednesday, November 03, 2021
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On October 6, 2021, Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) experienced a network disruption that impacted some PLHS IT systems. When the disruption was discovered, our IT staff took immediate action to secure the systems and investigate. We worked quickly to restore critical systems to allow continued hospital operations. We have engaged a…

New Cancer Center Bell Showcased on Dakota News Now

Tuesday, November 02, 2021
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Thank you to Cooper Seamer from Dakota News Now, for helping the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation share the good news about the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center Bell! Click to View the Story: Dakota News Now Story

Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation Donates New Bell to the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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On October 27th, 2021 Prairie Lakes Cancer Center held the unveiling of the Cancer Center’s new Bell. With a generous donation from the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation, the Cancer Center was able to purchase a bell to help cancer patients celebrate their accomplishments and journey milestones. Jennifer Pletan, Cancer Center…

Welcome New Occupational Therapist

Wednesday, September 08, 2021
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Occupational Therapist, Tori Heier to the Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Staff. Heier serves patients of all ages needing inpatient, outpatient, and in-home occupational therapy. Occupational therapists develop individualized treatment plans to help increase strength, endurance and independence in activities of daily living. Heier received her Doctoral…

Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation moves BASH 2021 online - New Date TBD

Friday, September 03, 2021
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After careful consideration for the safety and well-being of the patients and families we serve, together with the current COVID-19 trends in South Dakota, a decision has been made to move the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation’s, in person BASH 2021 gala, to an online event to be scheduled at a…

Sara Jorgenson, Wound Care Nurse, Passes Wound Care Specialist Exam

Monday, August 30, 2021
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Sara Jorgenson, Wound Care Nurse with Prairie Lakes Wound Care successfully passed a Wound Care Specialist examination. As a Wound Care Specialist, Jorgenson has a master level of knowledge in wound care and management. Jorgenson is a key resource for other providers helping patients manage and heal wounds. As a…