Our Achievements

Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

Monday, April 02, 2018
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has received this honor three years in a row, 2016 - 2018.  2017 Press Release: 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…

PLHS Ranked Top 20

Tuesday, March 06, 2018
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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 announced by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). The determining factors for the top 20 rural community hospitals were based on eight indices: inpatient…

Performance Leadership in Patient Outcomes and Quality

Friday, December 01, 2017
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System was recently recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Patient Outcomes and Quality reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation. The rankings are determined…

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…

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…