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Coronavirus Update – March 13

Coronavirus Update – March 13

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Making Life a Whole Lot Better

Making Life a Whole Lot Better

I injured my back by moving a large cement cover weighing about 125 lbs. After three weeks, I made an appointment to see my physician at Lakewood Health System. He referred me for physical therapy at Big Stone Therapy [Lakewood’s rehabilitation services]. When I started physical therapy, I had back/hip issues that made movement difficult […]

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Shipping Container To Grow Leafy Greens Year-Round Arrives

Shipping Container To Grow Leafy Greens Year-Round Arrives

An insulated shipping container outfitted with a complete hydroponic growing system that will provide numerous Minnesotans with fresh, leafy greens year-round reached its destination Wednesday, Jan. 15. Central Lakes College’s (CLC) Ag and Energy Center in Staples is the new home of ‘Sota Grown, a collaborative indoor agriculture project between Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative (TWEC), Lakewood […]

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From Farm to Families

From Farm to Families

From Farm to Families: Lakewood Health System Brings Healthy Food to the People Once a month, the seniors at Humphrey Manor in Wadena, Minn., eagerly await the arrival of the veggie wagon. That’s when they each get a bag of fresh, local vegetables delivered right to their doorstep courtesy of Lakewood Health System’s Fresh Delivered […]

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End-of-Life Planning: The Elephant in the Room

End-of-Life Planning: The Elephant in the Room

There’s an elephant in the room and one conversation about it can make all the difference. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and although it can certainly be sad to think about the possibility of dying or losing a family member, avoiding the topic does not postpone or delay the possibility of it […]

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Sister Act

Sister Act

Betty Shamp and her sister, Sandy, are Dr. Thompson’s greatest fans at Lakewood Inside their kitchen in a cozy home they share in Bertha, MN, Betty and Sandy bake cookies and make homemade caramel rolls for a person they both adore and admire. That person is Dr. Paul Thompson, a visiting orthopedic surgeon at Lakewood […]

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Lakewood Remains Committed to Serving Eagle Bend Community

Lakewood Remains Committed to Serving Eagle Bend Community

CentraCare Health recently made the decision to stop providing healthcare services at the Eagle Valley clinic, which has been a shared venture with Lakewood Health System since 2003. This decision will take effect November 1, 2019. CentraCare Health’s decision DOES NOT impact the care and services provided by Lakewood Health System. We remain committed to […]

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Women in Philanthropy Accepting Grant Applications

Women in Philanthropy Accepting Grant Applications

Women in Philanthropy (WIP) is currently accepting grant applications for programs that focus on physical and mental health of children and youth. The deadline for applications to be submitted is November 1, 2019. The WIP group offers competitive grant dollars to organizations and programs, in surrounding communities, in an effort to support needed health services, […]

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Let’s Do It Again!

Let’s Do It Again!

“Let’s do it again!” were the first words out of Jonna Seibert’s mouth after giving birth to her first child on January 4th, 2019. (The next day she had a few other words, but her love of the experience hadn’t changed a bit.) Jonna, an assistant manager at Holiday Gas Station, and her fiancé, Landon, […]

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They Think of Everything!

They Think of Everything!

Choosing a healthcare provider to accompany you on your pregnancy journey is a big decision for most women. Mackenzie Determan of Nisswa, MN, was no exception. She and her husband, Dan, were having their first child and making the right choice was extremely important to her. Originally from Browerville, MN, Mackenzie grew up receiving care […]

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Lakewood Begins Food Insecurity Screening at All Clinic Visits

Lakewood Begins Food Insecurity Screening at All Clinic Visits

“Within the past 12 months, have you worried that your food would run out before you had money to buy more?” This is a question many of us wouldn’t expect during a annual physical or clinic visit, however, it is exactly the type of question providers at Lakewood Health System are now using to screen […]

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Foundation to Give Away Free Helmets

Foundation to Give Away Free Helmets

The Lakewood Health System Foundation will be distributing free bicycle helmets at its clinics to area children as part of its an annual “Helmets Worth Wearing” program. All area children are welcome to attend any one of the scheduled clinics to receive a free helmet. For more information, please contact The Lakewood Health System Foundation […]

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