NEW: K.C. DeBoer submits resignation as CEO of Prairie Lakes Healthcare System

July 26, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–K.C. DeBoer has submitted his resignation as the CEO of Prairie Lakes Healthcare System.

Prairie Lakes spokeswoman Jennifer Devine, in an email to KWAT News, said, “I can confirm that he submitted his resignation, effective September 17th. The Board of Directors is securing an Interim CEO for the transition period. The Interim CEO will help the Board find Prairie Lakes’ next President and CEO.”

DeBoer issued a statement to PLHS staff last week that read, “It has been an honor and a privilege leading the team at Prairie lakes for the last few years,” said DeBoer. “I wish all of our employees and the organization only the best as they go forward. The citizens of Watertown and the surrounding region should be thrilled with the high quality of the organization that provides their healthcare. Prairie Lakes is a regional independent leader in rural health and the staff members make a positive difference in the health of the patients and communities they serve.”

DeBoer replaced CEO Jill Fuller at Prairie Lakes in August 2018 following Fuller’s retirement.

DeBoer came to Watertown after spending four years as the president and CEO of the Jamestown Regional Medical Center in Jamestown, North Dakota.