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Volunteer Receives Celebrate! Award

Friday, June 17, 2016
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Watertown Community Foundation's 2016 Celebrate! Adult Award Winner was nominated by two people. We are proud the adult celebrate! winner is Nyla Bergan (center). Retired teacher Nyla Bergan chairs the noon sandwich ministry through the Salvation Army, sews hospital gowns and cleans catheter bags for Prairie Lakes Hospice patients and is…

Welcome Clinical Dietitian, Sara Berreth

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Sara Berreth, Clinical Dietitian to Prairie Lakes Nutritional Services. Berreth will assess and work with patients in the hospital and can also accept appointments for one on one or group sessions.   As a clinical dietitian Berreth has experience helping patients with a wide variety…

20th Annual Hospital Hill Run Results

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
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The 20th Annual Hospital Hill Run on June 11th featured a 5K run, 5K walk and a one-mile walk for all ages. Proceeds from the Hospital Hill Run benefit the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House. The annual fundraiser honored Tim Page, long time Prairie Lakes Pharmacy Director who passed away…

Welcome Tyler Turbak, Physical Therapist

Wednesday, June 01, 2016
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Physical Therapist, Tyler Turbak to Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services. Turbak serves patients of all ages needing inpatient and outpatient physical therapy. Turbak has an interest in Sports Medicine Rehabilitation and enjoys working with competitive athletes and weekend warriors looking to get into better shape. Born…

PLHS Ranked Top Twenty in the Country

Monday, May 16, 2016
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is among the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the nation as determined by iVantage Health Analytics. The Top 20 winners were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) at an awards ceremony during NRHA’s Rural Innovation Hospital Summit May 12th. The determining factors…

PLHS Celebrates Hospital Week

Thursday, May 12, 2016
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System celebrates their staff during Hospital Week!  National Hospital Week celebrates hospitals and the women and men who support the health and well being of their communities through dedication and compassionate care from the heart. Take this year’s National Hospital Week as an opportunity to thank all…

PLHS Volunteer Reaches a Milestone

Monday, May 02, 2016
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Volunteers at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System make a difference in the lives of patients and their visitors every day. Today we recognize the contributions of Karol Gruenberg. Karol has contributed twenty years of volunteering to Prairie Lakes Hospice. For the past five years she has made plastic canvas cross artwork…

High School Senior Gives to the Caring Club House

Monday, March 28, 2016
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A few years ago, Nicole Goens and her family from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Wyoming all stayed at the Prairie Lakes Caring Club House while family received care at Prairie Lakes Hospital. Both Nicole and her mother stated, “It was a God-send and a blessing to have something so close.” It…

Welcome Dr. Howard, Interventional Cardiologist

Monday, March 21, 2016
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Richard A. Howard, MD, Interventional Cardiologist. He joins Prairie Lakes Cardiology staff; including, Evelio Garcia, MD, Salem Maaliki, MD, Jennifer Jones, MD, and Jacklyn Karli, CNP. Dr. Howard is board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease, adult transthoracic echocardiography, and internal medicine. He is a…

Dialysis Stats at Prairie Lakes

Friday, March 18, 2016
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System operates three dialysis units in Watertown, SD, Sisseton, SD, and Ortonville, MN. The job of the kidneys is to get rid of waste and excess water in the blood and help restore the chemical balance of the body.  If a kidney is damaged, a person would need…