Why get a colonoscopy? March is Colorectal Cancer Month and Mille Lacs Health System is urging patients to get educated and get screened.

Mille Lacs Health System is a Veteran’s Choice Program provider, according to Dawn Buck, Manager of Patient Accounts at MLHS. Eligible Veterans, beginning in November, now have the option to receive non-VA health care rather than waiting for a VA appointment or traveling to a VA facility.
Veterans are eligible if any of these situations apply:

The 11th annual adverse events health report, put out by the Minnesota Hospital Association, (MHA) was released on Thurs., Feb. 26th. Initiated by the MHA and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and created through state legislation in 2003, the system is the first in the nation to be built on the National Quality Forum's list of 28 reportable adverse events. The MDH and MHA produce an

MLHS is requesting that you partner with us in medication safety. Not knowing all the facts about your medications can place you at risk and you need to protect yourself! MLHS is initiating a campaign to encourage all of our patients and their families to know their medications. Here are some ways that you can become a strong partner:

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.