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Staples Rotary Celebrates Healthcare ‘Heroes’

Staples Rotary Celebrates Healthcare ‘Heroes’

The Staples Rotary Club recently delivered signs to Lakewood Health System as a show of appreciation of the work being done by healthcare workers for the Staples community. The signs read: Thank you healthcare heroes, and will be posted at employee and provider entrances in all Lakewood facilities for the next few months. “During our […]

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Pain Clinic at Lakewood Health System

Pain Clinic at Lakewood Health System

Lakewood Health System now offers a pain clinic for the treatment of chronic pain in patients of all ages. Areas treated for pain include mid and lower back, neck, shoulder, knee, hip, head, and muscle. A team approach is utilized for a full, comprehensive evaluation, along with education and treatment options. Patients are seen by […]

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Energage Names Lakewood Health System a 2021 Top Workplace

Energage Names Lakewood Health System a 2021 Top Workplace

Lakewood Health System has earned the 2021 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 14-year history surveying more than 20 million employees across 54 markets for the regional Top Workplaces […]

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Fracture Care at Lakewood Health System

Fracture Care at Lakewood Health System

Lakewood Health System now offers fracture care as part of its surgical care services. This includes the treatment of hip, femur, forearm, humerus, and foot and ankle fractures by Lakewood’s podiatric surgeons, Drs. Jon Peterson and Dave Schleichert, and orthopedic surgeons, Drs. Nick Lesmeister, Chris Metz, Ashley Nord, Paul Rud and Paul Thompson. New to […]

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Anna Ehnstrom Joins Lakewood Health System Medical Staff

Anna Ehnstrom Joins Lakewood Health System Medical Staff

Anna Ehnstrom, physician assistant, joins Lakewood Health System’s medical staff. Originally from Aitkin, MN, Ehnstrom received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Bethel University in St. Paul. She is a member of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. As a physician assistant, Ehnstrom in interested in the full spectrum of family medicine with […]

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Vaccinating the Hopeful

Vaccinating the Hopeful

Only in rural Minnesota will you find a fish house being used in the middle of winter, in the middle of a clinic parking lot, for something far from ice fishing. But desperate times call for desperate, or rather, innovative, measures. Since early fall of 2020, Lakewood Health System has used a parked fish house […]

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Lakewood Health System Pledges Commitment for Healthier Communities

Lakewood Health System Pledges Commitment for Healthier Communities

Lakewood Health System announces a formal commitment to support the Staples-Motley Independent School District and its efforts to develop long-range facility plans. Lakewood strongly believes the plan being proposed for the April 2021 referendum will contribute to a healthier community for school-aged children and for everyone. Lakewood’s mission is to provide quality, personalized healthcare for […]

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Lakewood Health System Seeking Community Members for Committees

Lakewood Health System Seeking Community Members for Committees

Lakewood Health System is seeking community members not affiliated or associated with Lakewood through their own or a family members’ employment or contracts to represent the nonmedical community on one of two possible committees. The committees seeking community representation include the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Ethics Committee. The IRB is required by federal […]

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COVID-19 Vaccination Updates from Lakewood Health System

COVID-19 Vaccination Updates from Lakewood Health System

  Since January 21, 2021, Lakewood Health System has had the opportunity to provide a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to approximately 643 essential caregivers and those 65 years and older in our communities. These vaccinations were made possible using Lakewood’s allocated doses from earlier in the month. While current vaccine supply is very […]

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COVID Vaccination Update – January 14

COVID Vaccination Update – January 14

January 14 – Lakewood has NOT yet received/been allotted any COVID vaccine doses for the general public. We will update this page and our website when that changes or when we have more information. January 13 – On Tuesday, January 12th, the federal government stated they would no longer be holding back second doses of […]

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Lakewood Staff and Residents Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Lakewood Staff and Residents Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Staff and residents at Lakewood Health System and Lakewood Care Center started to receive their first round of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, December 22nd. A second dose for each person receiving the vaccine will be scheduled and given 21 days after the first. This is phase 1a of the vaccine distribution which is […]

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Michelle Allred is Newest Nurse Practitioner at Lakewood Health System

Michelle Allred is Newest Nurse Practitioner at Lakewood Health System

Michelle Allred is the newest family nurse practitioner (FNP) to join the Lakewood Health System medical staff. Originally from Sumner, WA, Allred received her advanced nursing degree from Walden University in Minneapolis. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association and Minnesota Rural Health Association. As a family nurse […]

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