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Lightning Strikes Twice

Lightning Strikes Twice

They say lightning doesn’t strike twice, but ask local mom, Sarah Jennissen, this question and she will tell you it most certainly does. The proud mother of two boys and two girls, Sarah, a nursing instructor with Central Lakes College, and her husband, Steve, a high school guidance counselor and three-sport assistant coach at Staples-Motley […]

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Helmsley Charitable Trust grants $574,338 to help Lakewood Health System purchase state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment

Helmsley Charitable Trust grants $574,338 to help Lakewood Health System purchase state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has granted $574,338 to Lakewood Health System to purchase three general ultrasounds as part of a $26.4 million ultrasound initiative in Minnesota. The initiative includes nearly $18.3 million to help Minnesota hospitals and health centers purchase ultrasound imaging devices and an additional $8.1 million to boost […]

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Dr. Kevin Wentworth Joins Lakewood Health System’s Medical Staff

Dr. Kevin Wentworth Joins Lakewood Health System’s Medical Staff

Dr. Kevin Wentworth joins Lakewood Health System’s emergency medicine team. Originally from Fergus Falls, Wentworth received his undergraduate degree from St. John’s University and his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. As an emergency medicine provider, Wentworth sees patients in Lakewood’s emergency department, as well as in the same day clinic. “I’m […]

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Lakewood Experiencing Unprecedented Growth in Orthopedics with TCO Partnership

Lakewood Experiencing Unprecedented Growth in Orthopedics with TCO Partnership

In its first full year of partnership with Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO), Lakewood Health System experienced a nearly 30% increase in the number of orthopedic patients seen over the previous year. Lakewood originally partnered with TCO, sports medicine partner of the Minnesota Vikings, Twins, and St. Paul Saints, back in September of 2021, and since […]

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Energage Names Lakewood Health System a 2023 Top Workplace

Energage Names Lakewood Health System a 2023 Top Workplace

Lakewood Health System has earned the 2023 Top Workplaces USA award, issued by Energage, a purpose-driven organization that develops solutions to build and brand Top Workplaces. This is the inaugural year for Top Workplaces USA, built on the program’s 15-year history surveying more than 20 million employees across 60 markets for the regional Top Workplaces […]

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Oncologist, Dr. Wade Swenson, Talks about World Cancer Day

Oncologist, Dr. Wade Swenson, Talks about World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is February 4, 2023. It is an annual event that brings attention to cancer and encourages people to take steps to prevent, find, and treat it. As many people know, cancer is a disease that occurs when abnormal cells in the body grow and divide in an uncontrolled way. These abnormal cells […]

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Alyssa Manning Joins Lakewood Health System Medical Staff

Alyssa Manning Joins Lakewood Health System Medical Staff

Alyssa Manning, family nurse practitioner, joins Lakewood Health System’s oncology medical staff. Originally from Rock Lake, ND, Manning earned her undergraduate degree from Jamestown University and her master’s degree from North Dakota State University. She is a member of the Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology and Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. Manning […]

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First Baby of 2023 Born at Lakewood Health System

First Baby of 2023 Born at Lakewood Health System

Twenty-twenty-three brings the celebration of birth for Courtney and Ryan Schrupp, Pine River, who welcomed their new baby girl, Riverly Michelle, into the world on January 1st, 2023. Riverly was born at 2:19 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and measuring 22 inches. She is welcomed home by her siblings: Rylan, Reagan and Rylah. The […]

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Lakewood Celebrates a New Year with a New President and CEO

Lakewood Celebrates a New Year with a New President and CEO

Two thousand twenty-three is a year for new beginnings as Lisa Bjerga, CPA, MBA, took over as president and chief executive officer (CEO) at Lakewood Health System on January 1, 2023. During her first week as president and CEO, Bjerga welcomed staff back after the new year by spending part of the week visiting Lakewood’s […]

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ARCHIVED: Respiratory Illnesses on the Rise

ARCHIVED: Respiratory Illnesses on the Rise

Dec. 8, 2022: Healthcare facilities across the country have been seeing a steady increase in positive cases of respiratory syncytial virus, more commonly known as RSV. While older children and adults can get RSV, (Lakewood Care Center’s residents are currently in the midst of an outbreak) the majority of cases are being seen in infants […]

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ARCHIVED: Lakewood’s New Robot Delivers Smiles and Specimens

ARCHIVED: Lakewood’s New Robot Delivers Smiles and Specimens

Nov. 21, 2022: Lakewood Health System took a step into the future earlier this summer when they purchased TUG, a smart autonomous mobile robot that securely delivers medications, specimens and other materials between Lakewood’s laboratory (lab), emergency department and hospital lab draw area. When the lab was expanded and moved to the lower level (from […]

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ARCHIVED: Amber Rasinski Joins Lakewood Health System Medical Staff

ARCHIVED: Amber Rasinski Joins Lakewood Health System Medical Staff

Nov. 7, 2022: Amber Rasinski, family nurse practitioner, joins Lakewood Health System’s medical staff. Originally from Staples, MN, Rasinski earned her master’s degree from Concordia University of Wisconsin. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association and the Minnesota Rural Health Association. Rasinski began working at Lakewood in 2008, […]

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