Search for new Prairie Lakes CEO entering final stages

May 9, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–The lengthy search for a new CEO of Prairie Lakes Hospital appears to be entering its final stages.

It was more than nine months ago that Paul Macek was named interim CEO, replacing the departing K.C. DeBoer.

Macek was brought in not only as the interim CEO, but also to assist with the recruitment of his replacement.

In an email to KWAT News today, Prairie Lakes spokeswoman Lydia Newman says, “final interviews are being conducted and there should be an announcement at the end of June or in July.”

At the time of his interim appointment, Macek says Prairie Lakes, “has a proud past and very bright future. I am looking forward to working with the board, physicians and employees during this transition period.”