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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Ranked Top Twenty in the Country

Mar 07, 2018 01:47PM ● By Alyssa McGinnis

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is among the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the nation as determined by iVantage Health Analytics. The Top 20 winners were recently announced 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.

“Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) is proud of its physicians, staff, and volunteers,” said Jill Fuller, President and CEO of PLHS. “Their talent and dedication to our mission contributed to PLHS achieving this designation and honor as a top healthcare provider.”

PLHS serves a ten county region in eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota including twenty outreach clinics. 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.