Prairie Lakes postponing non-essential elective procedures

WATERTOWN, S.D. – To further decrease the risk of coronavirus in the region, Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (PLHS) is postponing non-essential elective procedures.

Patients whose procedures are postponed are being contacted.

Watertown physicians are taking proactive steps to protect the most vulnerable community members.

This decision aligns with a recommendation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that all non-essential elective procedures be delayed during the COVID-19 pandemic.