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Your Medical Career at Prairie Lakes

Founded 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 500 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:

    • 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 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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