News and Announcements

Connections that Make Staying at Home Possible

Friday, September 30, 2016
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It is natural to feel like staying in your home as you age and become more dependent on others. There are many heartfelt quotes about home; the most obvious “there’s no place like home”. We know that quote speaks the truth and want to help keep individuals comfortable in their…

PLHS Names New Pharmacy Director

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has named Sara Spilde as new Director of Pharmacy. She has been serving as Interim Pharmacy Director since June 6th and will assume full director responsibilities effective immediately. Spilde holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from SDSU and has worked at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System as…

PLHS Welcomes Physical Therapist, Karen Skogstad

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Physical Therapist, Karen Skogstad to Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services. Skogstad serves patients of all ages needing physical therapy in their homes. Karen Skogstad has twenty four years experience as a physical therapist. She has extensive experience in treating all ages with a variety of conditions;…

Watertown Rec Center's New Facility Receives Name from PLHS Featured

Monday, September 19, 2016
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The City of Watertown announced the Watertown Community Center has been renamed after entering into a naming rights agreement with Prairie Lakes Healthcare System. The Watertown Community Center will officially be called the Prairie Lakes Wellness Center. “The biggest influence on the health of our community now and into the…

Lou Holtz, Football Coach and Analyst, Coming to Watertown

Sunday, August 21, 2016
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2016 Feuerstein Series to Feature Legendary Football Coach and Analyst Lou Holtz  The Lake Area Technical Institute Foundation and the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation are excited to jointly host the 2016 Feuerstein Series event featuring legendary football coach and analyst, ESPN (2004-2015) Lou Holtz. The event will take place on…

Welcome Two General Surgeons to PLHS

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes General Surgeons Greg Gerrish, MD and Jacob Schaeffer, MD. They join Kendra Kamlitz, MD and staff at Prairie Lakes General Surgery Clinic. Dr. Greg Gerrish received his medical degree from the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. He completed a residency in General…

Annual Run Raises Funds for the Caring Club House

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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On June 11, 2016 Prairie Lakes Healthcare System held the 20th Annual Hospital Hill Run. Over 170 runners and walkers participated to raise money for the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House. Two thousand dollars was generously donated to the Caring Club House, located in Watertown, SD. Shown presenting the check…

Artwork within PLHS Campus updated by Watertown Graduate

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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Recently new artwork in the main areas of the PLHS Campus have been hung.  The photographer is a WHS graduate, Kyle Neuberger, of Franklin Arts based in Sioux Falls, SD. Kyle stated, "Growing up in Watertown, before I knew art was my calling, I was amazed by Terry Redlin.  I would…

New & Improved CT Scanner at PLHS

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) is proud to announce a new Toshiba Aquilion Prime 80 row, 128 slice equivalent  CT scanner is operational in the Radiology Department. “The CT scans performed by the Radiology Department at PLHS are increasing. Staff performed 6,070 CT scans June, 2015 – May, 2016 compared…

Welcome Eric Fjeldheim, Physical Therapist

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Physical Therapist, Eric Fjeldheim to Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services. Fjeldheim serves patients of all ages needing inpatient and outpatient physical therapy. Fjeldheim enjoys helping people move, feel and perform better in order to achieve their goals. He has an interest in sports medicine and orthopedics;…