Your Medical Career at Prairie Lakes

PLHC 88 onlineFounded in 1986, Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is a not-for-profit, independent, 81-bed hospital with sole community provider status serving over a region with 90,000 people. Prairie Lakes is one of largest employers in Watertown with over 575 employees and a medical staff of approximately 60 physicians. 

As a mission-driven healthcare organization, we provide services that are high quality and compassionate. We are constantly raising the bar in terms of the technology we have and the professionals that are at the heart of our program.

Prairie Lakes at a glance:

  • Independent not-for-profit hospital with sole community provider status
  • Cardiac Cath Lab, Cancer Center, Specialty Clinic, Outpatient Surgical Center, and Caring Club House
  • Service area of about 90,000 people
  • PACS System
  • Electronic ICU available

The community of Watertown at a glance:SDFishing

    • Watertown is a thriving, family friendly community located in Northeastern South Dakota with a population of 25,000
    • Excellent K-12 public and private schools, along with technical and branch college campuses available
    • Watertown Regional Airport provides flights to Chicago and Denver
    • Hunting and fishing make South Dakota a sportsmen's paradise
    • Outdoor and indoor aquatic center
    • Thirty three distinguished Park and Recreation Areas
    • Two lakes in the community
    • Three golf courses in the community
    • Fitness trail provides miles of trails through town and to the lakes
    • 2% local sales tax, 4% state sales tax
    • Low cost of living

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Join our team, our community, and our vision of what high-quality, affordable and compassionate healthcare looks like.

 At Prairie Lakes, you will enjoy working with a superior medical staff that includes Interventional Cardiologists, General Surgeons, ER Physicians, Hospitalists, Pulmonologist, Otolaryngologist, Nephrologist, Urologists, MDAs and CRNAs, Orthopedic Surgeons, Radiologists, Radiation and Medical Oncologists, Pathologist, Family and Internal Medicine Physicians, OB/GYNs, and Pediatricians.

Prairie Lakes provides a competitive salary based on MGMA data with outstanding benefits to include:

  • Signing bonus/Loan repayment options
  • Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance premiums paid by Prairie Lakes
  • Retirement plan
  • Relocation
  • Generous CME allowance
  • No state income tax

 Current Physician Opportunities:Prairie Lakes Healthcare System

  • Allergist
  • Dermatologist
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinologist
  • Hospitalist
  • Interventional Cardiologist
  • Medical Oncologist
  • Neurologist
  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Otolaryngologist
  • Pathologist
  • Pulmonologist
  • Radiation Oncologist
  • Urologist

If you would like more detailed information about our opportunities, Prairie Lakes, and the community, please contact:

Justine DeVille, Physician Recruiter
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System
401 9th Avenue NW
Watertown, SD 57201
Phone: 605-882-6898
Toll free: 1-877-917-7547
Fax: 605-882-7819
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