Building caring relationships is at the heart of what we do at Prairie Ridge Health.

There were many reasons to celebrate in 2019.

In the spring of 2019, we broke ground for a three-story building adjacent to the hospital. The first floor is designed for our primary care providers, while the second floor will be shelled for future growth. The third floor will be a new rehabilitation space for our physical, occupational, and speech therapy patients, featuring ample natural light and a scenic view. In addition, the construction project will provide a new cafeteria and kitchen, and additional educational space.

We welcomed three new providers – Asghar Marwat, MD Internal Medicine, Veronica Minier, MD Family Practice, and Leslie Alzuhn-Hansen, MD Obstetrics and Gynecology, to the Prairie Ridge Health Clinic in Columbus. Our Prairie Ridge Health Clinic in Beaver Dam also outgrew its space, providing us with the opportunity to acquire land in Beaver Dam and begin designing new clinic space that will be built just off of Hwy 151 for easy access to care.

Our team of providers was recognized for giving exceptional care to our patients. We received the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Patient Experience in the medical clinic setting, as well as the Press Ganey Pinnacle of Excellence Award for Physician Engagement. We also received the 2019 Performance Leadership Award for Patient Perspective on behalf of the Chartis Center for Rural Health.

This organization's identity is shaped by the dedication and energy of our team. We are a hospital with multiple clinics, wellness initiatives, and community programs that focuses on treating people as individuals, unique to their needs. Our board of directors agreed that our name needs to convey who we are and who we serve. On October 1, 2019, it was official. We announced our new name – Prairie Ridge Health.

The new name spans our region, allowing everyone we serve to feel that we are their hospital. Combining our names was a careful and truly thoughtful decision. We are honored to be part of the Columbus community and we are here to stay. We are proud to continue to be a locally-run healthcare facility and are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care.

You play an important role in who we are at Prairie Ridge Health. We welcome questions, comments, and feedback regarding the exciting changes, and look forward to caring for those in the communities we serve for many years to come.

In good health, 

John Russell
President & CEO