Mille Lacs Health System in Onamia, MN., has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care for the second consecutive year. Each year, there are more than 125 million emergency room visits in the U.S., with about a fifth of them being children under the age of 15. Emergency departments attend to life-and-death issues, as well as the day-to-day smaller emergencies, and they deal with them all.

The Women’s Choice Award is the only distinction that identifies the nation’s best healthcare institutions and signifies Mille Lacs Health System’s commitment and passion for creating an extraordinary healthcare experience for women and all patients.

Due to the recent influenza outbreak in Minnesota, effective 1/7/2015, Mille Lacs Health System has posted signs at all entrances informing people that visitors are restricted to:

  • Only one person being allowed to visit at a time and no one with flu-like symptoms - including fever, cough or other respiratory symptoms - will be allowed to visit patients and residents of the hospital, nursing home, and Lake Song Assisted Living.
  • No children will be allowed to visit during this time.
  • All visitors should report to the nurses’ stations before visiting patients and residents.

Please help protect those at MLHS by not visiting any resident or patient if you are having a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose or body aches.

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Dr. Mohan Karki has joined the providers at Mille Lacs Health System as the newest family practice physician.

Mille Lacs Health System in Onamia has been recognized by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) for its commitment to patient safety.

Board Certified General Surgeon Thomas Davis, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Board Certified General Surgeon Thomas Davis, M.D., F.A.C.S., will soon begin providing surgical services in Onamia and Crosby...

Mille Lacs Health System Home Care program has been named a 2014 HHCAHPS HONORS recipient.

HHCAHPS Honors is a prestigious, annual honor recognizing home health agencies that continuously provide the highest level of satisfaction through their care as measured from the patient’s point of view.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) states that flu activity has increased in Minnesota over the last couple weeks. There have been more hospitalizations from flu, positive flu tests, and outbreaks of influenza-like illness. According to the MDH, Minnesota is experiencing widespread transmission.

Deadline is Dec. 15, but you can still apply through Feb. 15.

Mille Lacs Health System is still offering free, in-person MNsure help with trained assisters, even though the Dec. 15 deadline for Jan 1 coverage has passed. The Dec. 15 deadline applied to people who want coverage that starts Jan. 1, but open enrollment stretches through Feb. 15, after which point people can buy policies through the exchange only in special circumstances.