When it comes to health, often men fall to the bottom of the list. This is usually because men think that they can just put off getting checkups because they are working or too busy. For this reason, there is a silent health crisis in America. The fact is that on average, American men live sicker and die younger than American women. June is Men’s Health Month and it is a great time to start a new tradition of living a healthier lifestyle.

Mille Lacs Health System’s Senior Care Unit ranked eighth in the nation out of over 1,559 in High Performing In-Patient Psychiatric Facilities. The ranking came from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service, a government entity which licenses such facilities. Required Quality Data was submitted to this entity, and all facilities – large or small – must report measures of quality if they’re seeking government and private insurance payments for their billable services.
Some of the quality measures the Senior Care Unit had to report were those relating to: dignity, communication, medications, and continuity of care.

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Tracy Meyer, R.N., was hired as the Director of Nursing at Mille Lacs Health System’s Acute Care (hospital) department. Meyer joined MLHS over 10 years ago as an LPN in Long Term Care, and went on to further her nursing education by getting an A.A. degree and finally a Bachelor of Science degree from Excelsior College in Albany, New York.

MLHS COO Kim Kucera said that Meyer’s patient experience, decision-making and problem resolution skills make her an excellent candidate for the position. “We’re excited that Tracy will bring her broad expertise in patient care and customer service to her new role,” Kucera noted.

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House Call - Summer 2016

Mille Lacs Health System welcomes its new dietitian, Kari Sholing. Sholing comes to MLHS from Rejuv Medical in Waite Park, where she worked as a Functional Dietician focusing on gut health and weight loss. Sholing has a background in teaching and technical writing, and went back to school at the College of St. Benedict to get additional licensure as an R.D.N., (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist) and L.D.N., (Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist); and is also a certified LEAP therapist (LEAP stands for Lifestyle, Eating, And Performance.)

by: Jessica Barto, B.A., R.N.
Mille Lacs Health System

May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness month, and Mille Lacs Health System wants to assist patients with that awareness by holding a free skin cancer screening event, which will take place on Thursday, May 12, from 10-noon and 1-3, at the Onamia clinic. You must have an appointment for the screening, which you can get by calling 320-532-3154, Option 1.

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House Call - Spring 2016

by Dawn Huffman
Mille Lacs Health System

Sexual assault: it’s more common than you think.

Sexual violence affects people of all genders, ages, races, religions, incomes, abilities, professions, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. Nearly one in five women and one in 71 men in the United States have experienced rape or attempted rape some time in their lives. Nearly one in two women and one in five men have experienced sexual violence victimization other than rape at some point in their lifetime. Child sexual abuse occurs in one out of six boys and one in four girls before the age of 18.