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Energage Names Lakewood Health System a 2023 Top Workplace

Energage Names Lakewood Health System a 2023 Top Workplace

Lakewood Health System has earned the 2023 Top Workplaces USA award, issued by Energage, a purpose-driven organization that develops solutions to build and brand Top Workplaces. This is the inaugural year for Top Workplaces USA, built on the program’s 15-year history surveying more than 20 million employees across 60 markets for the regional Top Workplaces […]

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Oncologist, Dr. Wade Swenson, Talks about World Cancer Day

Oncologist, Dr. Wade Swenson, Talks about World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is February 4, 2023. It is an annual event that brings attention to cancer and encourages people to take steps to prevent, find, and treat it. As many people know, cancer is a disease that occurs when abnormal cells in the body grow and divide in an uncontrolled way. These abnormal cells […]

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Alyssa Manning Joins Lakewood Health System Medical Staff

Alyssa Manning Joins Lakewood Health System Medical Staff

Alyssa Manning, family nurse practitioner, joins Lakewood Health System’s oncology medical staff. Originally from Rock Lake, ND, Manning earned her undergraduate degree from Jamestown University and her master’s degree from North Dakota State University. She is a member of the Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology and Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. Manning […]

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First Baby of 2023 Born at Lakewood Health System

First Baby of 2023 Born at Lakewood Health System

Twenty-twenty-three brings the celebration of birth for Courtney and Ryan Schrupp, Pine River, who welcomed their new baby girl, Riverly Michelle, into the world on January 1st, 2023. Riverly was born at 2:19 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and measuring 22 inches. She is welcomed home by her siblings: Rylan, Reagan and Rylah. The […]

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Lakewood Celebrates a New Year with a New President and CEO

Lakewood Celebrates a New Year with a New President and CEO

Two thousand twenty-three is a year for new beginnings as Lisa Bjerga, CPA, MBA, took over as president and chief executive officer (CEO) at Lakewood Health System on January 1, 2023. During her first week as president and CEO, Bjerga welcomed staff back after the new year by spending part of the week visiting Lakewood’s […]

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Respiratory Illnesses on the Rise

Respiratory Illnesses on the Rise

Healthcare facilities across the country have been seeing a steady increase in positive cases of respiratory syncytial virus, more commonly known as RSV. While older children and adults can get RSV, (Lakewood Care Center’s residents are currently in the midst of an outbreak) the majority of cases are being seen in infants and toddlers under […]

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Lakewood’s New Robot Delivers Smiles and Specimens

Lakewood’s New Robot Delivers Smiles and Specimens

Lakewood Health System took a step into the future earlier this summer when they purchased TUG, a smart autonomous mobile robot that securely delivers medications, specimens and other materials between Lakewood’s laboratory (lab), emergency department and hospital lab draw area. When the lab was expanded and moved to the lower level (from its previous location […]

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Amber Rasinski Joins Lakewood Health System Medical Staff

Amber Rasinski Joins Lakewood Health System Medical Staff

Amber Rasinski, family nurse practitioner, joins Lakewood Health System’s medical staff. Originally from Staples, MN, Rasinski earned her master’s degree from Concordia University of Wisconsin. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association and the Minnesota Rural Health Association. Rasinski began working at Lakewood in 2008, most recently as […]

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Lakewood Health System Honored with UCare’s “A Salute to Excellence!” Award

Lakewood Health System Honored with UCare’s “A Salute to Excellence!” Award

UCare held its 14th annual “A Salute to Excellence!” event Thursday evening, October 13, at the University of Minnesota McNamara Alumni Center to recognize 22 clinics and care systems with top results in 2021 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures – including preventive care, disease management, behavioral health, maternity care, care transitions and […]

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The Plaza

The Plaza

We’re excited to announce construction of The Plaza, set to begin in October. The Twin Cities Orthopedics Therapy and Sports Performance Center will occupy part of the space, with residential apartments and additional retail space which is available for lease, occupying the rest of the building. The Plaza will be located in Staples, just west […]

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Scam Alert

Scam Alert

We’ve been made aware of a recent scam involving Lakewood Health System. If you receive an email using the domain @lakewoodhealthsystem.work, it is not from our organization. We have also heard of LinkedIn ads for a remote data entry position which is also not legitimate. If in doubt about something you’ve received, please proceed with […]

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Public is Invited to Retirement Celebration for Tim Rice

Public is Invited to Retirement Celebration for Tim Rice

The public is invited to a retirement celebration for Tim Rice, president and CEO of Lakewood Health System. The three-hour social event will take place on Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Timbers Event Center (1220 2nd Ave. NE, Staples). Desserts will be served throughout the event and there will be […]

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