News and Announcements

2000th Blood Donation

Friday, January 20, 2017
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Community Blood Bank will host a blood drive on Monday, January 30 from 8:00am to 10:30am and 12:00pm to 3:00pm at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System. The blood mobile will be located west of the Cancer Center. This blood drive will benefit the local blood supply. To celebrate PLHS's 2000th blood donation…

1st Watertown Baby of 2017

Monday, January 02, 2017
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Mike and Jolynn Sackmann welcomed their new baby boy Ronan Michael at 10:50 p.m. January 1, 2017, weighing 7 lbs 13 oz and measuring 19 inches in length. Ronan is the first baby to be born at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System in Watertown for the 2017 year.  Ronan’s grandparents are…

Donation to Cancer Center Patients

Monday, December 12, 2016
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At the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center gift bags sit under the tree thanks to the Pink Ladies Dart League. The group donated gift bags containing items to comfort patients, including snacks, lotion, warm socks, water, chap stick, crossword puzzles, hand sanitizer, and tissues. The Pink Ladies are uplifting spirits of…

4 Awards in 4 Years

Thursday, December 01, 2016
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for the fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes PLHS’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that emergency and cath lab…

Therapist Now Graston Technique® Certified

Wednesday, November 09, 2016
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System recognizes the accomplishment of Katie Chida, physical therapist, for recently becoming certified in the Graston Technique® this fall. Graston Technique® (GT) is a unique, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively and efficiently address soft tissue lesions and facial restrictions resulting…

Welcome New Pharmacists

Thursday, November 03, 2016
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes two new pharmacists to Prairie Lakes Pharmacy, Meredith Junker and Stacey Stormo. As staff pharmacists, they serve walk-in customers at the Campus Pharmacy as well as inpatient and outpatient patrons at the hospital. Meredith Junker holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from South Dakota State…

Specialty Clinic Construction

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System broke ground October 25, 2016 on a $40 million expansion project on the hospital campus. The project will include a new 65,000 square foot, two-story clinic building, state-of-the-art patient care technology, a new east entrance canopy, and helipad relocation. The Prairie Lakes Specialty Clinic is anticipated…

Welcome Speech Language Pathologist

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Speech Language Pathologist Autumn Culhane to the Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Staff. As a Speech Language Pathologist, Culhane will serve a wide variety of Watertown area patients both at the hospital and in their homes. You may see Culhane for evaluation and treatment of oral motor,…

Josie Ries Receives ESGR Patriotic Employer Award

Monday, October 10, 2016
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Congratulations to Josie Ries. She recently received the 2016 ESGR Patriotic Employer Award. An employee serving in the National Guard or Reserve, or the spouse of a Guard or Reserve member, may nominate individual supervisors and bosses for support provided directly to the nominating Service member and his or her family.…

PLHS Welcomes Dermatologist, Dr. Smith

Wednesday, October 05, 2016
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Dr. Jeffrey Smith, Dermatologist. Dr. Smith is now accepting appointments at the Prairie Lakes Dermatology Clinic. Dr. Smith diagnoses and treats skin conditions; such as, psoriasis, eczema, acne, skin cancer, rosacea, and skin infections. He specializes in general dermatology, surgical dermatology, cosmetic and laser treatments,…