Critical Care Unit

Prairie Lakes provides nursing care and intervention to cardiac, medical and pediatric patients for a variety of critical conditions. We serve patients who have undergone surgery, multi-trauma injuries, diagnostic invasive monitoring, complex medication administration and acute dialysis.

  • The Critical Care Unit has eight patient rooms spacious enough to house the most advanced monitoring systems available. The unit's nurses have extensive experience and training to care for critical patients.
  • The Telemetry Unit has eight beds available for patients who need ongoing cardiac monitoring, but not the services of the Critical Care Unit.
  • The eICU (electronic intensive care unit) allows our physicians and staff to consult with offsite critical care specialists via high-speed data networks. Real-time patient information such as vital signs, medication and test results can be monitored by round-the-clock intensivists at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. In the past, these critically ill patients had to be transfered. Now they can stay in Watertown, close to family and friends.
  • All of these services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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