Our hospital is a state-of-the art, independent, 25-bed, critical access hospital located in Staples, MN. Our compassionate team of medical professionals works together to ensure the best healthcare results possible. Read below and click on the links to the left to learn more.

New Mothers and Babies
Do you know someone who just had a baby here at Lakewood? CLICK HERE to view our "stork report" where we share pictures of all babies that we have the honor of helping bring into the world. This is a special time for families and we encourage you to share in this time. Remember that mom needs to be feeling well and rested to enjoy your visit. For the protection of the newborns, visitors should be free from colds or infections. CLICK HERE to view more information about our OB services.

Visiting Hours
Visitors are encouraged to visit family and friends during their hospitalization. Each patient has different needs so we remain as flexible as possible about visiting policies. However, our main goal is to provide our patient with needed care, rest, and privacy for optimal healing.

General Visiting Etiquette 
As a tobacco-free campus, visitors of Lakewood Health System patients may not use tobacco products anywhere in the building or on the grounds. In addition, visitors must dress appropriately and maintain a quiet environment. Visitors of patients in semi-private rooms should be considerate of both patients. Finally, we ask that people with colds, sore throats or any contagious diseases not visit patients.

Intensive/Coronary Care
Due to the critical nature of these patients, visiting hours are not limited. However, to ensure patients receive the rest necessary to optimize recovery, please limit visits to immediate family or significant others for short periods of time. Regardless of the hour, our nurses will keep you and your loved ones informed of the patient's condition and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

We do not give out medical advice over the telephone. If you have an emergency and need to be seen by a medical provider, visit our Emergency Department. Our Staples clinic is open Monday through Thursday until 8:00 p.m., Fridays until 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays for walk-in appointments until noon.

CLICK HERE to send an e-Greeting to someone in our hospital

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV) has been very widespread this year. For more information, click on this link from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Lakewood Health System
49725 Cty. 83
Staples MN 56479

TTY  218-894-8184

Find out more about patient rights and confidentiality here. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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