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Finding that Feeling

Finding that Feeling

 “It sounds so corny, but it’s true; I came to Lakewood because of the people, and the family feel of the organization.” When she arrived at Lakewood Health System as a Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP) student in 2012, Dr. Kaitlyn Schoeck had no idea she’d be back to begin her medical practice here five […]

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Great Care Starts with Your Primary Care Provider

Great Care Starts with Your Primary Care Provider

 Great care starts with your primary care provider. Do I need a primary care provider (PCP)? The short answer is yes.  Dig a bit deeper into the topic and we think you will quickly see for yourself the benefits of establishing a long-term care relationship with a PCP.  In a recent sit-down with Lakewood Health […]

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Gastric Sleeve Gives Patients another Option for Bariatric Surgery

Gastric Sleeve Gives Patients another Option for Bariatric Surgery

Cheryl Wyatt can get down on the floor to play with her grandkids, go for a swim, and fit into an airplane seat. These are extraordinary changes for the 56-year-old Browerville teacher. For decades, Cheryl struggled with obesity, but was daunted by the idea of procedures like gastric bypass or a LAP-BAND®. Knowing Lakewood Health […]

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Medical Home: Providing Critical Support to Patients

Medical Home: Providing Critical Support to Patients

Just ask 12-year-old Evan Woodwick what his favorite thing is to do and his eyes light up when he talks about summer camping trips. He simply loves being able to enjoy the outdoors. Camping has been a regular activity for the Woodwick family which includes mom and dad, Tammy and Corey, and two brothers, Charlie […]

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A Series of Unexpected Events

A Series of Unexpected Events

Life is full of unexpected events, some good, some not as good. And while we can try to expect the unexpected, there are always those little surprises and things that don’t go quite as planned. Such was the case for Robb and Britta Kolodziej, and the birth of their first baby. While living in Rochester, […]

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Expansion Update – June, 2017

Expansion Update – June, 2017

Construction crews have been hard at work, and we’re seeing a lot of progress being made on all three expansion and remodeling projects. Two of the projects are nearing completion, and the third is rolling along. Keep reading for updates on the specific projects. Staples Clinic Structural steel is complete, except for the canopy portion […]

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Lakewood Foundation Raised $41,730 for Hospice and Respite Suites

Lakewood Foundation Raised $41,730 for Hospice and Respite Suites

April 17, 2018 — The Lakewood Health System Foundation held its 24th Annual Foundation Dinner Auction on April 7th, raising a total of $41,730 towards the renovation of the Suite Time Away hospice and respite suites at Lakewood Pines. Approximately 180 people attended the fiesta-themed event, which included a social hour, dinner, special speakers, silent […]

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Dr. Julie Benson Named 2017 Minnesota Family Physician of the Year

Dr. Julie Benson Named 2017 Minnesota Family Physician of the Year

April 13, 2017 — The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) has selected Dr. Julie Benson, FAAFP, as the 2017 Family Physician of the Year. This award is presented annually to a family physician who represents the highest ideals of the specialty of family medicine, including caring, comprehensive medical service, community involvement and service as […]

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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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