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Construction and Expansion Update

Construction and Expansion Update

Staples Clinic Steel tie ins for the Staples clinic have been completed and metal decking, backfilling and waterproofing began the week of March 27th. Installation of the concrete floors will start the week of April 3rd, and exterior wall framing and sheathing will begin mid-April and finish the first part of May. Clinic and hospital […]

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Freiberg is Newest Behavioral Health Provider at Lakewood Health System

Freiberg is Newest Behavioral Health Provider at Lakewood Health System

Maggie Freiberg, licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW), is the newest member of Lakewood Health System’s behavioral health team. Originally from Annandale, Freiberg completed her undergraduate work in psychology at St. Cloud State University, and received her Master’s in social work from the University of North Dakota. As an LICSW, Freiberg’s professional treatment interests include […]

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Lakewood Health System Helps Launch Statewide ‘Ask About Aspirin’ Initiative

Lakewood Health System Helps Launch Statewide ‘Ask About Aspirin’ Initiative

Representatives from Lakewood Health System helped kick off the ‘Ask About Aspirin’ initiative during the Rally for Minnesota Heart Health at the Mall of America on June 2. The initiative hopes to prevent at least 10,000 heart attacks and strokes in Minnesota over the next four years. During the rally, participants heard from public officials […]

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Coe Family Donates Books in Their Son’s Memory

Coe Family Donates Books in Their Son’s Memory

Erica and Bryan Coe of Brainerd recently donated 250 books each to Lakewood Health System, Essentia-St. Joe’s in Brainerd, Cuyuna Range Medical Center in Crosby, and Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. With the help of their family, the Coe’s raised money in memory of their son, Lucas Paul, who passed away unexpectedly in 2015 at the […]

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Lakewood Earns Five Stars from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Lakewood Earns Five Stars from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Lakewood Health System was one of 251 hospitals in the nation, and one of 12 hospitals in the state of Minnesota, to earn a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This new five-star rating system was recently implemented in order to help consumers compare the quality of healthcare providers. Ratings were […]

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Train Derailment Functional Exercise Conducted at Lakewood Health System

Train Derailment Functional Exercise Conducted at Lakewood Health System

Members of Lakewood Health System’s staff recently participated in the 2015 Central Healthcare Coalition Functional Exercise, which was coordinated through the Central Minnesota Healthcare Preparedness Coalition (CMHPC). Two exercises, which simulated a local train derailment, were held on April 28th, and June 5th. Participating staff included Tarin Anding, Melanie Bestland, Lisa Bjerga, Scott Braith, Rachel […]

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Lakewood Health System Launches Patient Advisory Groups

Lakewood Health System Launches Patient Advisory Groups

Lakewood Health System is one of four hospitals in Minnesota chosen to take part in the “Include Always” pilot initiative launched by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA). The “Include Always” initiative was created in an effort to promote patient and family engagement in all aspects of healthcare. According to research done by the Health Research […]

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Lakewood Health System Medical Marketplace is Preferred Veterans Administration Supplier

Lakewood Health System Medical Marketplace is Preferred Veterans Administration Supplier

Lakewood Health System’s Medical Marketplace recently became a preferred Veteran Administration (VA) Supplier. Both the Staples (49725 Cty. 83) and Long Prairie (720 Commerce Rd., Suite 2) stores are now preferred contractors and offer home medical equipment and supplies, so veterans who are being seen at the VA can order items, such as diabetic shoes, […]

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