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Thursday, March 14, 2019 Written by Jennifer Bender

We're a Top 20 Hospital!

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) is among the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the nation as determined by iVantage Health Analytics. PLHS was recently notified of the designation by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA).

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 stability. NRHA’s Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals Winners are the highest ranked of the aggregate scores across these indices.

“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 NRHA for the third time in recent history,” said K.C. DeBoer, President & CEO. “It is an immense honor to be included in this group of hospitals. We have a talented and dedicated team, and I am proud of their accomplishments.”

PLHS serves a ten county region in eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota. PLHS provides care at its hospital in Watertown as well as specialty services that are uncommon in similar rural settings. The improvement of services to meet the needs of the region is a continuing focus of PLHS.