About Prairie Lakes

About Prairie Lakes

Your Health is Our Mission

Jill Fuller, President and CEO

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is a leader in regional healthcare for northeastern South Dakota and western Minnesota. Caring for a ten-county service area of 87,000 people, the health professionals of Prairie Lakes are dedicated to excellence. That commitment has made Prairie Lakes one of the most innovative rural healthcare systems in the nation.

Prairie Lakes has been a dynamic model for rural health, achieving consistently high scores for value and quality. We've served as a "show site" for patient care technology and diagnostic equipment, and we're unchallenged in our uncompromising care for patients and their families.

Healthcare is constantly changing, and we believe not only in keeping up with those changes, but keeping ahead of them. That's one of the reasons we offer a wide variety of healthcare services with advanced equipment. It's why we seek out the most skilled physicians and compassionate staff. It's because our commitment to quality healthcare is our first priority. It's what our patients deserve.

Jill Fuller
President and CEO
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System

PLHS at a Glance

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) is licensed to operate 81 acute care hospital beds including Labor and Delivery, Telemetry, Critical Care, and general hospital. Hospital services also include a 24-hour emergency department, surgery capabilities, Interventional Cardiology, and services providing diagnostics and imaging services.

PLHS also operates Prairie Lakes Cancer Center, Prairie Lakes Mallard Pointe Surgical Center, dialysis units in Sisseton, SD, Watertown, SD and Ortonville, MN, rehabilitation services, and specialty services. Specialty services are a focus of PLHS to bring needed care to the region. These specialties include Cardiology, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, General Surgery, Hospice, Home Care, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Urology, and Wound Care.

Our Mission

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, through the efforts of its dedicated employees, physicians and partners, provides accessible, high quality, affordable and compassionate healthcare services for the people in the region.

Our Vision

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System will experience growth and recognition as a regional medical center through appropriate expansion, development, and improvement of specialty services. The people in our organization will achieve the dynamic change needed to establish regional distinction through shared responsibility, expertise and strategic focus. We will initiate collaboration and partnerships that support our regional growth and the healthcare needs of the people we serve.