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Kelly Metz Joins Lakewood’s Family Medicine Provider Team

Kelly Metz Joins Lakewood’s Family Medicine Provider Team

Kelly Metz, Doctor of Nursing Practice, joins the family medicine team at Lakewood Health System. Originally from Inver Grove Heights, MN, Metz received her undergraduate degree from Bemidji State University and her doctoral degree from Metropolitan State University. Her clinical work was completed at Lakewood. As a family medicine provider, Metz is focused on caring […]

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COVID-19 Vaccines, Monoclonal Antibody Therapy and Testing Available at Lakewood Health System

COVID-19 Vaccines, Monoclonal Antibody Therapy and Testing Available at Lakewood Health System

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children five to 11. This approval makes the Pfizer vaccine the only one currently available to everyone ages five and up. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved and available to […]

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Entering Fall with a Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Entering Fall with a Surge in COVID-19 Cases

We are in the midst of another COVID-19 surge – at Lakewood Health System, in our region, state and country. Just as things were feeling more like “business as usual,” positive COVID cases have steadily increased since late summer, due to the highly-contagious Delta variant. This has caused us to reinstate some of our COVID […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinics

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinics

Lakewood is holding COVID-19 vaccine booster clinics October 4th-7th from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at our Main Campus (enter through Entrance B on the south end of the building). Call 218-894-1515 (option 2) to schedule or register online. Walk-ins are available. Please bring your vaccine card to your appointment. There will also be a drive […]

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Lakewood Announces Partnership with Twin Cities Orthopedics

Lakewood Announces Partnership with Twin Cities Orthopedics

Lakewood Health System is partnering with Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) to provide world-class orthopedic care to patients at Lakewood. We are continually working to advance and improve the care we provide patients, and TCO—proud sports medicine partner of the Minnesota Vikings, Twins, and St. Paul Saints—will allow us to do just that. “Partnering with a […]

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Katie Paine-Santos is 2021 Lakewood Health System Team Member of the Year

Katie Paine-Santos is 2021 Lakewood Health System Team Member of the Year

Katie Paine-Santos, RN, Care Center Assistant Director of Nursing and Infection Preventionist, was named Lakewood Health System’s 2021 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. Paine-Santos was […]

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Lakewood Health System Pledges Investments for a Healthier Community

Lakewood Health System Pledges Investments for a Healthier Community

Lakewood Health System has announced a formal collaborative commitment with the Staples-Motley Independent School District on its upcoming activities and wellness facilities addition. Lakewood strongly believes this collaboration to enhance Phase One of the school’s improvement plan will contribute to a healthier community for all and a pooling of resources will result in smart, collective, […]

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Lakewood Receives $27,300 Grant for ‘Safe Walk to Dino Park’ Project

Lakewood Receives $27,300 Grant for ‘Safe Walk to Dino Park’ Project

Lakewood Health System recently received grants in the amount of $27,300 to support the ‘Safe Walk to Dino Park’ Project, a collaborative with the City of Staples to install sidewalks in and around the Lakewood community park and create an artistic and accessible mid-block crosswalk on Prairie Avenue NE. Currently, the crosswalk and community park […]

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Stephanie Lundblad Joins Lakewood Health System Medical Staff

Stephanie Lundblad Joins Lakewood Health System Medical Staff

Stephanie Lundblad, certified nurse practitioner, joins Lakewood Health System’s rheumatology team. Originally from Brainerd, MN, Lundblad received her undergraduate degree from Minnesota State University Mankato, and her master’s degrees from Hawaii Pacific University. She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. […]

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CDC Updates Masking Guidance for Vaccinated Persons; Healthcare is an Exception

CDC Updates Masking Guidance for Vaccinated Persons; Healthcare is an Exception

On Thursday, May 13, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their guidance regarding those who’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. One of the most exciting updates to their previous guidance is that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a face mask or stay six feet away from others in […]

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Lakewood’s Online COVID-19 Vaccine Registration List Open to All

Lakewood’s Online COVID-19 Vaccine Registration List Open to All

Beginning Tuesday, March 30th, the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to all Minnesotans regardless of medical condition or age. (Please note, you must be 16 or older to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and 18 or older to receive the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.) In our continued efforts to improve processes and make care […]

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Vaccine Priority Groups Update

Vaccine Priority Groups Update

Per the governor’s update on March 9th, COVID-19 vaccination distribution sites can begin vaccinating the phase 1b, tiers 2 and 3 priority groups as designated by the Minnesota Department of Health on March 10th. Phase 1b priority groups include: People age 45-64 years with one or more underlying medical conditions listed below. People age 16-44 […]

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