Our Achievements

Prairie Lakes Recognized for Patient Experience Featured

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System was recently awarded the 2022 Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades for the first time. Healthgrades is an online resource that empowers users to find the best hospitals, doctors, and care for their family by delivering accessible and transparent information on healthcare providers in their area.…

NRHA Top 20 Rural & Community Hospital 2022

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) was recently named one of the top 20 rural and community hospitals in the country and made the announcement to staff, volunteers and medical staff on Wednesday, March 16 in the lobby of Prairie Lakes. This is the fifth time PLHS has received this recognition…

Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital 2022

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) was recently recognized as a 2022 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™. PLHS has…

Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

Monday, March 29, 2021
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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 The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this 11th annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX®.…

Top 20 Hospital for 4th Year Featured

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
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On Wednesday, February 19 Prairie Lakes Healthcare System celebrated with staff, volunteers, and board members their success in earning a four out of five star facility rating from Hospital Compare, a service of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (photos below). Additionally - K.C. DeBoer, President and CEO received…

Performance Leadership in Quality Care

Thursday, November 21, 2019
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As part of National Rural Health Day, November 21, Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in quality healthcare performance. This recognition is based on the results of the Hospital…

Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital Featured

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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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 The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals award is…

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…
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