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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…

Handling the Holidays: Tips to Cope

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System's pastoral care team will host "Handling the Holidays: Tips to Cope" on Monday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m. The loss of a loved one can be especially hard to cope with during the holidays. This group will give participants an informal setting in which to meet…

Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation Contributes to the Enhancement of Orthopaedic Surgical Services

Monday, November 18, 2013
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The Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation presented a $44,000 check to Prairie Lakes Healthcare System on November 11, 2013 to purchase new drills and saws to enhance orthopaedic surgical services. The new equipment allows for improved control and greater visibility for the orthopaedic surgeon during surgery, minimizing the potential for soft…

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…