About the Foundation

Fall 2021 Letter from Lisa Dahl, Executive Director:

Over the last few months, the life we once understood changed dramatically. As the situation with the pandemic frequently changes, we are left searching for a new normal and yearning for some control.

During these times of rapid change, one thing has remained consistent and that is the commitment from Prairie Lakes Healthcare System to make a positive difference in the health of the patients and the communities we serve.

While some employees at other healthcare entities have received pay cuts, been furloughed or laid off, the Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Board of Directors and leadership have kept our employees whole and have been dedicated to keep our patients and the communities we serve safe.

The Prairie Lakes Cares plan ensures staff members receive their wage and benefits. This was especially important when a department’s workload was decreased to safe guard supply last spring. Staff members worked in other areas in the organization and these cross-training opportunities left us well prepared should a surge in COVID patients arise while giving staff members hours.

Coming into my role of the Executive Director of the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation was an easy choice. I feel blessed to be part of a high caliber team that is committed to each other and to the communities we serve.

My role as Foundation Director is to “raise funds for which to support and advance the health services available to the Watertown Area through Prairie Lakes Healthcare System.”

I welcome conversations with Prairie Lakes’ patients, patients’ families, volunteers, employees and physicians to learn how Prairie Lakes has made a positive impact. Share with me how Prairie Lakes affects your life. It is my hope that these stories will cultivate philanthropic success, benefiting Prairie Lakes, its patients and the community.

There is no better time than now, to join me in helping to keep Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, PRAIRIE STRONG.

Lisa Dahl
Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation

Phone: 605-882-7631
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401 9th Avenue NW
Watertown, SD 57201

Our Mission

Healthcare is a vital component of a community's quality of life. Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation exists to raise funds with which to support and advance the health services available to the Watertown area through Prairie Lakes Healthcare System.

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is committed to providing high quality, compassionate, and affordable healthcare services for people in the region. The Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation works to support and advance this mission.


Please consider joining the Foundation in its efforts to help more patients, expand facilities, acquire cutting-edge equipment, and attract top medical professionals. Your contribution remains in our community to benefit you and your family, friends, and neighbors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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