Mille Lacs Health System cares about opioid addiction. One of the new facets of treatment and care has begun recently. Suboxone is used to treat adults who are dependent on (addicted to) opioids (either prescription or illegal).

Healthcare providers in the state of MN have been notified that the Minnesota State Legislature has new laws regarding narcotic prescriptions.

Mille Lacs Health System has a new clinical psychologist to serve patients. Dr. Corey Pieper is a Licensed Psychologist with a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Community Psychology, a PhD in clinical psychology, and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

A recent National Safety Council (NSC) public opinion poll indicates 80% of drivers across America incorrectly believe that hands-free devices are safer than using a handheld phone. If you believe that you can have a conversation with your daughter about details regarding her upcoming move, plus pay attention to road construction and incoming traffic, you need to read the rest of this article.

Having your child vaccinated is an important part of family health care. Immunizations are designed to prevent and protect your child – and others – from developing a serious disease.

by Mary Rains

Mille Lacs Health System

May is Naitonal Stroke Awareness Month and Mille Lacs Health System would like to remind patients that stroke is not just something that happens to the elderly. Anyone can have a stroke at any age. Know the signs and be confident that if you are experiencing symptoms of stroke, MLHS is an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital. The MN Dept. of Health will designate a hospital as Stroke Ready if it meets the criteria regarding standards, guidelines and best practices.

The Minnesota Stroke System committee has commended the health system’s stroke code protocol, which involves key components in providing safe and effective care to stroke patients. 

Many people – facing the hot summer months and the thought of wearing clothing sometimes that does more revealing than covering up – start to think about losing weight. Yet, watching your weight should become a healthcare priority any time of year.

The employees of Mille Lacs Health System worked together to collect food for the Spring  MLHS Food Drive.

Sixty-five pounds of food was donated, plus $930 in monetary contributions. The food shelves in Onamia, Isle, Garrison, Milaca, and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe all benefitted from the collections. Many thanks to Administrative Assistant Elyse Rieman and Nutritional Services Manager Tara Soderstrom for their work on this project.


National Healthcare Volunteer Week is April 7-13, when the American Hospital Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals celebrates the service, dedication and commitment of hospital volunteers.