Our Achievements

Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) was recently named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This is the second year PLHS received this prestigious honor. PLHS scored in the top 100 of rural…

Women’s Choice Award for Emergency Care

Thursday, January 26, 2017
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award®  as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care for a fourth consecutive year. The methodology for America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care award is unique because it combines Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and…

Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 4 Consecutive Years

Sunday, December 04, 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…

S.D. Friend of Transit

Monday, September 12, 2016
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Watertown was a big winner during an awards ceremony at the 2016 Dakota Transit Association Fall Conference in Spearfish. Watertown Area Transit Inc. was named the Innovative Agency of the Year in the State of South Dakota; Wendy Cline, the assistant director of Watertown Area Transit, won the Support Staff…

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 Designated Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care

Tuesday, March 08, 2016
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In an effort to help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality, affordable maternity care, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced that Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has been designated as one of the first hospitals to receive the Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care designation, a new designation under…

2015 Community Value Five Star® Hospital

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System was recently recognized as a top-ranked Community Value Provider by Cleverley + Associates (Columbus, OH). Cleverley + Associates, a leading healthcare financial consulting firm specializing in operational benchmarking and performance enhancement strategies, released the findings as part of its new publication: State of the Hospital Industry…

Prairie Lakes Improves Quality for Patients by Using Technology

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has successfully attested for Stage Two Meaningful Use and is proud to be the first healthcare facility in the state to do so. Meaningful Use is a nationwide program with three stages of objectives to use certified electronic health records (EHR) technology to improve quality and…