by Dawn Huffman

Mille Lacs Health System

Mille Lacs Health System is hosting five interns this summer. Most of these internships were made possible through the Summer Health Care Intern Program (SHCIP is administered through the Minnesota Hospital Association on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Health.) This program brings students and employers together to give students experience in a health care environment through hands-on experience. Students are employed from Memorial Day through Labor Day.


by Mary Rains

Mille Lacs Health System

We all need shots (also called vaccinations or immunizations) to help protect us from serious diseases. To help keep our community safe, Mille Lacs Health System encourages patients to take an inventory of your whole family’s immunizations, making sure that children through adults are up to date with their vaccination schedules.

by Mary Rains

Mille Lacs Health System

Did you know the student athlete in your family has to have a qualifying sports physical every three years to be eligible to participate in sports? Summer is a great time to schedule exams your child may need, and Mille Lacs Health System can help you out with that.

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.

Mille Lacs Health System is partnering with area restaurants and local law enforcement this summer to help reinforce bike helmet-wearing.

We all love our barbecue grills in the summer, but the way we clean those grills can have some potentially damaging health effects. Wire bristle brushes, which many people clean their grills with before searing up a new batch of food, can be dangerous if you’re not careful.

A group of six centenarians (those either 100 years old or about to be within the next couple months) gathered at Mille Lacs Health System Long Term Care to have their photo taken to celebrate this auspicious milestone.

Summer is just around the corner, promising warmer and sunnier days ahead. While most of us love summer and being in the sun, we also recognize the dangers of extensive sun exposure.

June is Men’s Health month, and the medical providers at Mille Lacs Health System want men to take an active role in their health care by making sure they get their annual checkups. The sad stereotype of the man who won’t go in to see a doctor when they are having issues with either their physical or emotional health is all too true.