Drivers of commercial motor vehicles with a gross motor vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds must have a medical examination to show that they are in good health and unlikely to have problems operating or controlling their vehicle. They must also carry a medical examiner’s certificate with them at all times while operating the vehicle.

Rules for CDL drivers’ medical exams have changed. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and government federal regulations require certain qualifications for drivers of longer combination vehicles and/or those with commercial driver’s licenses to have a DOT medical examination for driver fitness determination.

Mille Lacs Health System

Sept 30, 2014

MNsure open enrollment period begins November 15, 2014 thru February 15, 2015.

Certified Mnsure assisters are available Monday thru Friday by appointment only at the Onamia clinic.

Call for an appointment 320-532-2655 or 320-532-2651.

Recognized for creating an extraordinary patient experience, Mille Lacs Health System has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care. 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.

By Mary Rains

Mille Lacs Health System is proud to announce a new member of its caring team of providers. Dr. Lynne Steiner, from Anoka, will be joining the MLHS family in July.

Dr. Steiner has 23 years of clinical practice in the northern Metro area. She was drawn to the Mille Lacs community because it reminded her of her first practice. “The countryside is gorgeous,” Steiner says.

MLAHF 9th Annual Spring Fling

Mille Lacs Health System has positive report

Two-part diabetes education classes. MLHS Instructors will cover Managing Diabetes and Healthy Eating

Mille Lacs Health System was among 180 hospitals and nursing homes from around the state recognized today by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for achieving high influenza vaccination rates among the facility’s employees during the 2013-14 flu season.

More than 300 MLHS employees, representing 88 percent of staff, received influenza vaccinations during the past season of the Minnesota FluSafe program. The facility received a RED ribbon and certificate of achievement from Minnesota Health Commissioner Edward Ehlinger for its efforts.

By Mary Rains
Mille Lacs Health System

Mille Lacs Health System has received the Acute Stroke Ready Hospital designation from the MN Dept. of Health. The hospital was notified that it meets the criteria regarding standards, guidelines and best practices.

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

MLHS uses state-of-the-art stroke diagnostic technology - through telemedicine to stroke specialists at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale - to confirm the diagnosis of stroke, and confirm the appropriateness of a “clot busting” medication which may improve outcome.