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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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Exploring Possibilities

Exploring Possibilities

After hearing about a midwife experience from her cousin, Caitlin Moore and her husband, Nathan, choose Lakewood and certified nurse midwife, Jessica Wilmes, to guide them through their own pregnancy journey. “We were visiting family in New Jersey where I’m originally from and my cousin mentioned she had used a midwife for her pregnancy,” said […]

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FunRaiser for Senior Services

FunRaiser for Senior Services

Join us! Lakewood Health System Senior Services is having a fundraiser on Friday, May 17th from 3-7 p.m. to raise money for various senior services projects. There will be games, fun runs (5k, 1k and a walk), food for purchase, a DJ, raffle, minnow races, face painting, a bounce house, and more! RSVP online and […]

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ENT Specialists to See Patients at Lakewood

ENT Specialists to See Patients at Lakewood

Dr. Amy Dearking, Otolaryngologist at St. Cloud Ear, Nose and Throat, will start seeing patients at Lakewood’s Pillager clinic on May 9th. As a visiting specialist at Lakewood, Dr. Dearking will see patients in the Pillager clinic and do operations in Staples on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Board-certified by the American […]

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British Roots, American Knees

British Roots, American Knees

In my early 20s, a U.S. Marine swept me off my feet, proposed, and convinced me to move 3,998 miles from where I lived near Buckingham Palace, England to settle in the little community of Staples, MN. That was 49 years ago, and I’ve loved every minute of my life since. My knees were amazing […]

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Oh, Deer – The Orthopedic Adventure of a Minnesota Hunter

Oh, Deer – The Orthopedic Adventure of a Minnesota Hunter

Jason Dukowitz takes a bite of grilled venison tenderloin. He savors the flavor and smiles. There’s just a hint of vengeance in the taste. The deer, a nice buck, was one Jason’s brother harvested during the 2018 season. It’s also a whitetail that landed Jason in the ER at Lakewood Health. How you ask? Well, […]

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