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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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Lakewood Welcomes Carrie Kneisl as new Midwife

Lakewood Welcomes Carrie Kneisl as new Midwife

Carrie Kneisl, Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP) and Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) is the newest member of Lakewood Health System’s Women’s Health team.  Originally from Bertha, MN, Kneisl received her registered nursing degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She completed her Masters in Midwifery at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and joins Lakewood after working seven […]

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New Year’s Baby Born at Lakewood Health System

New Year’s Baby Born at Lakewood Health System

 Twenty-nineteen brings the celebration of birth for Taylor Schmitz and Sam Waln of Wadena, who welcomed their new baby boy, Kassen Paul, into the world on January 1st. Kassen was born at 2:49 a.m. and weighed 10 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 22 ½ inches. This is the couple’s first child. The delivering physician was […]

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The Incredible Shrinking Woman

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

The Incredible Shrinking Woman How bariatric surgery at Lakewood Health improved one woman’s life.  Heidi Windschitl got a new photo ID. It wasn’t because her driver’s license expired, or that she accidentally put it through the washer and dryer. No, Heidi needed a new card because her old ID photo no longer resembled her. That’ll […]

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Lakewood’s Radiology Department Earns Ultrasound Accreditation

Lakewood’s Radiology Department Earns Ultrasound Accreditation

Lakewood Health System has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help providers diagnose illness, injury or other medical problems. The […]

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Medicare Cost Plan Changes in 2019

Medicare Cost Plan Changes in 2019

As a result of recent changes in federal law, Medicare Cost plans are coming to an end and will no longer be available in most Minnesota counties in 2019. If you are affected by this change, you should have received a letter from Medicare and/or your insurance provider. Your insurance company or broker is the […]

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Bobbe Anderson is Lakewood’s Team Member of the Year

Bobbe Anderson is Lakewood’s Team Member of the Year

Bobbe Anderson, Licensed Social Worker, was named Lakewood Health System’s 2018 Team Member of the Year. The Team Member of the Year is chosen based on votes from Lakewood’s administrative team and the Lakewood Board. All nominees have received a STAR award during the voting year.  Anderson was nominated for the above-and-beyond care she provided a […]

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Second Annual Lakewood v. Sourcewell Softball Game

Second Annual Lakewood v. Sourcewell Softball Game

The second annual Sourcewell vs. Lakewood Health System softball game took place on Thursday, August 9th at the Dower Lake Recreation Area in Staples. After seven innings, Lakewood came out on top, with an 11-3 win. That gives each team a win going into next year’s game, after Sourcewell’s win in 2017. The idea for […]

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Recognizing Loren Morey’s Contributions to Lakewood Health System

Recognizing Loren Morey’s Contributions to Lakewood Health System

Lakewood’s System Board Chair, Loren Morey, retired from the Board on June 30, 2018 after serving for 11 years. The following was a speech written by Lakewood President and CEO, Tim Rice, to honor Morey’s accomplishments and contributions to Lakewood and the community. Loren Morey was elected to the System Board in August 2007. In […]

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Lakewood Board Members Earn Advanced Trustee Certification

Lakewood Board Members Earn Advanced Trustee Certification

Twenty-two hospital trustees from across Minnesota were recognized for earning certification through the Minnesota Hospital Association’s trustee certification program. The comprehensive certification process prepares hospital trustees to effectively meet the growing demands of serving on a hospital board and to be strong health care and community leaders. By participating in MHA’s voluntary certification program, hospital […]

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Bariatric Surgery Patient Talks Weight-Loss

Bariatric Surgery Patient Talks Weight-Loss

It was the classic summer trip. Chris Brown, his wife Bambi, and their children were at the Six Flags theme park in Missouri. They were waiting in a long line for a popular ride and, two hours later, they were finally getting in. Except Chris didn’t fit. Overweight since tenth grade, Chris had known for […]

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Wolfe is Newest Dermatology Provider at Lakewood Health System

Wolfe is Newest Dermatology Provider at Lakewood Health System

 Terri Wolfe, Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C), is the newest dermatology provider to join the Lakewood Health System team.  Originally from Sartell, Wolfe received her undergraduate degree from Gustavus Adolphus College, and her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University. She is a member of the American Association of Physician Assistants, and the […]

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