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Virtual Visits: From our Couch to Yours

Virtual Visits: From our Couch to Yours

Telemedicine isn’t new, but it’s being utilized more than ever during this stressful time of quarantine due to COVID-19.  While virtual visits aren’t the answer to every medical problem, you might be surprised to learn many conditions can be treated effectively from the comfort of your couch. “Virtual visits allow us to address patient health […]

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Senior Care and Safety

Senior Care and Safety

There has been a lot of news coverage over the past several weeks about the impacts of COVID- 19 on senior citizens. I want to describe all we are doing to protect our residents, tenants, and clients of Lakewood Health System Care Center, Lakewood Pines, and Lakewood Manor, Home Care, Hospice and Palliative Care. Since […]

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Road Construction on County Road 83

Road Construction on County Road 83

Starting Monday, May 4, 2020, road construction crews will begin work repaving County Road 83 between Warner Road and the Lakewood Main Entrance. As a result, access to Lakewood’s main clinic and hospital will be available only from the Hwy 10 exit between Staples and Motley. This portion of the project is expected to be […]

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Preparedness – A Letter from Tim Rice

Preparedness – A Letter from Tim Rice

Preparedness We at Lakewood Health System are learning so much as we continue to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic. We regularly do drills and other activities throughout the year to prepare for emergency situations like this, but there are some things you can’t adequately anticipate or plan for until you are in the midst of […]

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ARCHIVED: Lakewood Confirms Three Positive Tests for COVID-19

ARCHIVED: Lakewood Confirms Three Positive Tests for COVID-19

Apr. 8, 2020 — Working in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Lakewood Health System has confirmed two patients and one Lakewood provider have tested positive for COVID-19. While laws protecting patient privacy and information limit what can be disclosed, we can share all individuals are currently in isolation, recovering in their homes […]

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Letter from the President and CEO

Letter from the President and CEO

A month ago, who would have thought terms like social distancing, surge plans and quarantine would be part of our regular vocabulary? But here we are, in uncharted territory, navigating our way through this Coronavirus pandemic and its implications on our lives. Lakewood Health System’ primary concern and focus continues to be the safety and […]

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Foundation Dinner Auction Canceled

Foundation Dinner Auction Canceled

In light of the recent Covid-19 situation and recommended guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, Lakewood Health System’s Foundation is disappointed to announce we are postponing the 2020 Lakewood Dinner Auction originally scheduled for Friday, April 24th at Timbers Restaurant & Event Center. The health and the safety […]

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Coronavirus Update – March 13

Coronavirus Update – March 13

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Making Life a Whole Lot Better

Making Life a Whole Lot Better

I injured my back by moving a large cement cover weighing about 125 lbs. After three weeks, I made an appointment to see my physician at Lakewood Health System. He referred me for physical therapy at Big Stone Therapy [Lakewood’s rehabilitation services]. When I started physical therapy, I had back/hip issues that made movement difficult […]

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Shipping Container To Grow Leafy Greens Year-Round Arrives

Shipping Container To Grow Leafy Greens Year-Round Arrives

An insulated shipping container outfitted with a complete hydroponic growing system that will provide numerous Minnesotans with fresh, leafy greens year-round reached its destination Wednesday, Jan. 15. Central Lakes College’s (CLC) Ag and Energy Center in Staples is the new home of ‘Sota Grown, a collaborative indoor agriculture project between Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative (TWEC), Lakewood […]

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From Farm to Families

From Farm to Families

From Farm to Families: Lakewood Health System Brings Healthy Food to the People Once a month, the seniors at Humphrey Manor in Wadena, Minn., eagerly await the arrival of the veggie wagon. That’s when they each get a bag of fresh, local vegetables delivered right to their doorstep courtesy of Lakewood Health System’s Fresh Delivered […]

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End-of-Life Planning: The Elephant in the Room

End-of-Life Planning: The Elephant in the Room

There’s an elephant in the room and one conversation about it can make all the difference. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and although it can certainly be sad to think about the possibility of dying or losing a family member, avoiding the topic does not postpone or delay the possibility of it […]

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