August 3, 2021
WATERTOWN, S.D.–The Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) Board of Directors selected Paul Macek as the Interim CEO to serve the organization and assist with the recruitment of the next President and CEO. Macek resigned from his position on the PLHS Board of Directors to serve PLHS in this role.
Macek has over 35 years of experience as a hospital and health system CEO and for the past 5 years has served as an independent consultant to hospitals and health systems through his firm, PEM Advisors LLC. He and his wife Kathryn have a long standing relationship with South Dakota and the Watertown community. Kathryn was raised in Britton South Dakota to John and Beverly Owen who operated Owen Livestock and were partners in the former South Dakota Livestock in Watertown. They previously lived in Watertown and now live in Plymouth, Minnesota. He and Kathryn have two grown sons, one grandson and they enjoy bicycle riding, traveling, and spending time with their grandson.
Beyond his healthcare administration experience, Macek has served in leadership roles on various professional, nonprofit and community boards throughout his professional career.
“PLHS has a proud past and very bright future,” said Macek. “I am looking forward to working with the board, physicians and employees during this transition period.”
The current CEO of PLHS, K.C. DeBoer, has submitted his resignation, effective September 17th.