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.

Mille Lacs Health System

The Mille Lacs Area is one of several communities across Minnesota whose citizens are working together to improve the lives of people with Alzheimer’s and the lives of their caregivers. ACT on Alzheimer’s® is partnering with these communities to help them become ready for the increasing number of people who will have dementia as the population ages.

ACT on Alzheimer’s® is a volunteer-driven, statewide collaboration preparing Minnesota for the impacts of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. One of its goals is to help communities become “dementia-capable.” A dementia-capable community is informed, safe, respects individuals with dementia and their families and caregivers, and provides options that support quality of life.

Mille Lacs Health System will be holding immunization clinics on the following dates:
at the Onamia clinic, on Wed., July 30th from 9 a.m. to 11:30; then at the Isle clinic from 1:30-4:30 p.m. An alternate date is also on Wed., August 6th at the Isle clinic, from 9-11:30 a.m.; and then at the Onamia clinic from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

MLHS wants to remind parents that some of the Immunization requirements for school children have changed. Call and make an appointment to go over your child’s immunization schedule with a nurse. If you have immunization records, please bring those along to your appointment.

by Mary Rains
Mille Lacs Health System

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