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Your Safety


The safety of our patients, employees and community members is of utmost importance to us. This requires concerted efforts from all members of our team, and we are dedicated to providing tools and resources to enhance safety and security at our facilities and in our communities. This includes providing information about emergency preparedness both at Lakewood, as well as in your home, and the safe disposal of needles, syringes and unwanted medications.

In an effort to maintain emergency preparedness, Lakewood Health System completes monthly code drills in lieu of real events like severe weather, evacuations, missing persons, trauma, security threats and fire.

Lakewood Health System is an active member of the Central Minnesota Healthcare System Preparedness Program (CMHSPP). The CMHSPP’s mission is to assist regional hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities in their planning and response to potential healthcare disasters. The program’s funding and guidance is provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services through the Minnesota Department of Health’s Office of Emergency Preparedness. Lakewood also collaborates with Todd and Wadena counties and the City of Staples in preparedness planning and response.