Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Written by Jennifer Bender

The future is now... open

The Prairie Lakes Specialty Clinic opened for patient appointments on Monday, October 29, 2018. Specialty services in the clinic include cardiology, dermatology, general surgery, nephrology, pulmonology and urology.  The clinic includes a lab, adding convenience for many patients needing those services in conjunction with their clinic appointment.

Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and Glacial Lakes Orthopaedics are located on the same floor for patient convenience.  The new rehabilitation therapy department includes a state-of-the-art therapy pool. A notable feature of the future therapy pool is a lift that lowers patients slowly into the water without having to use steps.


Prairie Lakes Specialty Clinic Directory:

2nd floor:
General Surgery
Space for expansion

1st floor:
Space for expansion
Conference Center

Lower Level:
Glacial Lakes Orthopaedics
Rehabilitation Services
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy


Access the Main Campus

Map to access the main campus. Use 10th Ave NW in Watertown South Dakota. Turn south on 3rd Street to access the campus.

Donors made a difference

DSC 0214 onlineDonations to the therapy pool campaign by the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation will enhance the lives of rehabilitation and sports medicine patients. The new HydroWorx 2000 Series aquatic therapy pool is a part of Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services on the lower level.

The HydroWorx 2000 Series warm water aquatic therapy pool is designed to reduce pain, improve range of motion and enhance rehabilitation outcomes. The pool’s technology and low impact environment will benefit patients young and old.

Therapy Pool Features:

  • Adjustable Water Depth with the Moveable Floor
  • Resistance Jet Technology
  • Underwater Camera Monitoring System
  • Underwater Treadmill
  • Zero Depth Entry with the Moveable Floor

Derm Smith and Autumn 2 online

The focus of BASH 2017, a fundraising gala event by Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation, raised funds to purchase clinical phototherapy (light therapy) equipment to enhance dermatology services at Prairie Lakes. Phototherapy services enables Prairie Lakes Dermatology  to help patients who suffer from severe skin diseases and can be more cost effective for patients and may free them from potential medication side effects. Three different units of phototherapy are available in the Specialty Clinic.

Foundation  Medical Services

  • Honored to be a Top 20 Hospital

    Honored to be a Top 20 Hospital

    “I am proud that the excellent care our employees and providers offer to the community of Watertown and surrounding region is being recognized by the National Rural Health Association for the third time in recent history,” said K.C. DeBoer, President & CEO.

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