Prairie Lakes Appoints Dusty Wilkens to Director of IT



WATERTOWN, S.D. – November 28, 2022 – Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has named Dusty Wilkens as the new Director of Information Technologies and Bio-Med. This is a new position at Prairie Lakes in which he manages information security, communication infrastructure, computer and software systems, and biomedical technology.

Wilkens joined Prairie Lakes in 2017 as System Security Analyst. He was most recently appointed as Interim IT Leadership in March 2022. Dusty has been in the IT Industry for the past 25 years and holds numerous industry certifications. He has been part of the Watertown community for the majority of his life. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, gardening, and spending time with his wife and four children.

“I look forward to facilitating safe and effective healthcare information systems for Prairie Lakes staff and our patients.” said Wilkens