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Thursday, February 20, 2020 Last modified on February 19, 2020 @ 04:46 pm Written by Jennifer Bender

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Nationally Recognized

4 out of 5 stars AND Top 20 for the 4th year! 4 out of 5 stars AND Top 20 for the 4th year!

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 news just before the celebratory event that Prairie Lakes is among the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the country in 2020.

The designation as a Top 20 Rural Community Hospital by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) means Prairie Lakes is among the 20 highest-ranked prospective payment system hospitals in the country based on an evaluation by the Chartis Center for Rural Health using iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index.

The determining factors for the top 20 rural community hospitals were based on eight indices: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, costs, charge, and financial efficiency. Prairie Lakes has been honored as a designee four out of the five years of this national award.

“I am pleased that the excellent care our employees and providers offer to the community of Watertown and surrounding region is being recognized nationally,” said K.C. DeBoer, President & CEO. “I am proud of our team’s accomplishments. Our recognition as a top health care provider means our community can count on us to deliver the services they need now and in the future. It is an immense honor to be included in the group of Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals for the fourth time in recent history.”

Photo Gallery from February 19th Celebratory Event: 

Team members at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System had the opportunity to show their pride by writing what makes their work great on stars at the celebratory event on Wednesday as shown in the included photos. Over 750 team members serve the region through their work and volunteerism at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System.