Prairie Lakes names new director of dialysis

December 19, 2022

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Prairie Lakes Healthcare System named Jan Hansen as the new Director of Dialysis for the Watertown, Sisseton, and Ortonville Kidney Dialysis Units. Hansen oversees the staff and dialysis services provided by Prairie Lakes. Dialysis is a treatment, often required multiple times per week, that removes waste products and excess fluid from the blood when the kidneys stop working properly.

Hansen has more than 20 years of nursing experience with eight of them being in dialysis and five of them being in leadership roles. Hansen grew up in Mitchell, SD, and graduated with her associate degree in nursing from Dakota Wesleyan University and earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from South Dakota State University. Hansen enjoys spending time with her husband, Chad and two children, Tanner and Corbin. In her spare time, she enjoys flower gardening, crafting, baking, and reading.

“I look forward to leading the kidney dialysis units at Prairie Lakes to continue meeting the crucial needs of the dialysis patients in our region,” said Hansen. “These patients rely on our dialysis units to keep their bodies functioning and we are dedicated to providing exceptional dialysis care every day.”