News and Announcements

"Stethoscope" is Now "News from Prairie Lakes"

Wednesday, January 03, 2024
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Due to the recent acquisition of Brown Clinic effective January 1, 2024, "Stethoscope" e-newsletter subscribers will now receive the "News from Prairie Lakes" monthly e-newsletter. To receive the monthly e-newsletter from Prairie Lakes, please sign up by clicking the button below: Sign Up For "News from Prairie Lakes"

Ladies Night Out 2024 - Save the Date!

Wednesday, January 03, 2024
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Join us on Friday, February 23rd at the Watertown Event Center as we present Ladies Night Out 2024: An Evening of Women's Health & Wellness We're making a few exciting changes this year! Mainly, in lieu of a traditional keynote speaker, we'll be creating a "Provider Panel" of Prairie Lakes Healthcare…

Prairie Lakes Welcomes the First Baby Born in 2024

Tuesday, January 02, 2024
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Kailee McClean and Devin Nichols of Watertown, SD welcomed their new baby boy at 8:23 pm on January 1, 2024. Grayson Chas is 19.25” inches long and weighs seven pounds 4 ounces. He is the first baby born at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System in 2024. Proud older brothers include Jaxsyn, Wylder,…

Prairie Lakes Welcomes Primary Care to Service Line Offerings

Tuesday, January 02, 2024
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is pleased to welcome primary care to their service line offerings. In September 2023, Prairie Lakes announced an acquisition agreement with Brown Clinic to take place on January 1, 2024. The conclusion of the purchase establishes primary care for the first time at Prairie Lakes Healthcare…

Prairie Lakes Welcomes Physical Therapist, Chad Hanson

Wednesday, December 27, 2023
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is pleased to announce the recent addition of physical therapist, Chad Hanson to Rehabilitation Services. Chad received his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from South Dakota State University and went on to earn his master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of South Dakota. Chad…

Prairie Lakes Announces Chief Medical Officer

Thursday, December 21, 2023
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is pleased to announce Dan Reiffenberger, MD has accepted the new position of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System effective January 1, 2024. Dr. Reiffenberger will also serve as the Primary Care Medical Director. “The Chief Medical Officer role will lead efforts to…

Prairie Lakes Offers Free Childbirth Classes

Monday, December 11, 2023
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Prairie Lakes Maternal Child Health Looks Forward to Helping You Prepare for Your Baby! Our Childbirth Educators present updated relaxation & breathing techniques along with childbirth trends that help the expectant mother and her support person prepare for labor and delivery during a three-week series of classes. It is recommended…

Dr. Johnston Speaks with KXLG About Orthopedics Services

Thursday, December 07, 2023
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Recently Dr. Casey Johnston, Prairie Lakes Orthopedic Surgeon, sat down with KXLG to share a bit about his experience and how orthopedics "found him." Dr. Johnston and his wife settled in Watertown 13 years ago after visiting the area, during a blizzard no less, and immediately realized the community would…

Registration Open for Winter 2024 Core4 Session

Wednesday, December 06, 2023
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Change your lifestyle, change your eating habits, change your attitude and change your life! What to expect during the Core4 Program: CORE4 is an Adult Weight Management program developed by Sodexo Registered Dietitians. PLHS/Sodexo Registered Dietitians Revised in 2023, the course utilizes evidenced-based research and guidelines from The Academy of Nutrition…

Critical Care Unit Moved to Renovated Second Floor Wing

Friday, December 01, 2023
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Construction activity on the 2nd floor east wing of the patient care area at Prairie Lakes began in May 2023 to make way for relocation of the Critical Care Unit (CCU). Construction was completed at the beginning of November 2023 and the space is now fully operational on the 2nd…