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Love Takes Flight - Butterfly Release

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
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Remember those who have passed, celebrate those who are living, and accept the changes and transitions that are occurring in our own lives. About this event The program will include a brief, nondenominational spiritual dedication by pastoral staff with Prairie Lakes Hospice and the release of the butterflies. You will…

Prairie Lakes Cath Lab Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

Friday, May 06, 2022
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May 8, 2022 marks 15 years since the Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Cardiac Catheterization Lab (Cath Lab) saw its first patient in 2007. Dr. Ivaldo Lunardi, Interventional Cardiologist, who established the Cardiology Program at Prairie Lakes, performed the first procedure.  At the time, it was the first Cardiac Cath procedure performed…

Yellow Rose Week 2022 June 6-10

Thursday, May 05, 2022
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Help the Foundation raise funds for the Suzanne Jacobson Memorial Fund! Support those within our region with life-threatening illnesses. Buy Roses & More - Pre Order Today! Yellow Rose Week, June 6 - 10th, is the primary fundraiser for the Suzanne Jacobson Memorial Fund, a service of the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation. This fund…

25th Annual Hospital Hill Run

Thursday, April 28, 2022
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Join us for the 25th Annual Hospital Hill Run on Saturday, June 11th and support our collective effort to raise money for the Caring Club House located on the Prairie Lakes Healthcare System campus. Registration: Registration before June 1st is $20 Local Health Care Employees will receive a $5 discount…

New Innovative Technology for Heart Disease Procedures Now Available at Prairie Lakes

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) now offers a new shockwave technology called intravascular lithotripsy or IVL that safely treats problematic calcium buildup in the arteries of the heart that restricts blood flow. On Wednesday, April 14th, interventional cardiologist, Richard Howard MD, FACC, FSCAI, treated the first Prairie Lakes Healthcare System…

New Management of Nutritional and Environmental Services at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System

Wednesday, April 06, 2022
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) and Sodexo, the provider of nutritional and environmental services at PLHS, are pleased to announce the hiring of a new General Manager, Mark Keller. Keller grew up in a small community in central Montana. He attended Dickinson State University in North Dakota and started his…

Upcoming Blood Drive April 11th

Wednesday, April 06, 2022
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Community Blood Bank, a joint cooperative of Sanford USD Medical Center and Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD is diligently working to maintain an adequate blood supply for the 36 local hospitals it services, including Prairie Lakes Healthcare System.   Join us to donate blood on Monday, April 11th from 8:00…

Prairie Lakes Nurse Practitioner Completes Doctorate

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
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Jacklyn Karli, Nurse Practitioner with Prairie Lakes Cardiology recently completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP). It is the highest degree of educational training in the nursing profession. As a DNP in Cardiology, Karli uses her expertise to treat and care for patients with heart conditions. Under the leadership of…

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Nationally Ranked Top 20 Hospital!

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) was recently named one of the top 20 rural and community hospitals in the country and made the announcement to staff, volunteers and medical staff on Wednesday, March 16 in the lobby of Prairie Lakes. This is the fifth time PLHS has received this recognition…

PLHS Named Top 100 Hospital

Wednesday, March 02, 2022
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) was recently recognized as a 2022 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™. PLHS has…