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About Us

CHI LakeWood Health is part of the Midwest Division of CommonSpirit Health. We provide long-term care, a family practice-clinic, a critical-access hospital, public health and assisted living services. Our providers and staff are dedicated to excellence in care for our patients and our community.

Learn more about the CommonSpirit Health Midwest Division.

Community Health Needs

Assessment 2022
Implementation Plan 2022
Assessment 2019
Implementation Plan 2019

Assessment 2015-2016
Implementation Plan 2015-2016

Community Benefit

Our commitment to the communities we serve is demonstrated through the care provided to uninsured and underinsured individuals, and through community partnerships, programs and services we provide to the Baudette, MN area.

To learn more about these programs and the impact it has on our community click here.

Our Mission

As CommonSpirit Health, we make the healing presence of God known in our world by improving the health of the people we serve, especially those who are vulnerable, while we advance social justice for all.


A healthier future for all–inspired by faith, driven by innovation, and powered by our humanity.



  • Care with listening, empathy, and love.
  • Accompany and comfort those in need of healing.


  • Celebrate each person’s gifts and voice.
  • Respect the dignity of all.


  • Inspire trust through honesty.
  • Demonstrate in the face of inequity.


  • Serve with fullest passion, creativity, and stewardship.
  • Exceed expectations of others and ourselves.


  • Commit to the power of working together.
  • Build and nurture meaningful relationships.


We live out a spirituality that is deeply rooted in the values and cultural attributes of compassion, inclusion, integrity, excellence and collaboration. We demonstrate care for the whole person, not only in our relationships with one another but also in our health care delivery to patients and residents that is personalized, collaborative and comprehensive.

LakeWood is a health care provider sponsored by CommonSpirit Health. Together, CHI and LakeWood are a ministry of the Roman Catholic Church. We encourage free expression of faith that is not coercive but supportive of religious traditions and principles of CommonSpirit Health and the Catholic Church.

There is no discrimination on the basis of religion. LakeWood does not attempt to convert employees or patients, residents, or clients. We ask that you be respectful if you prefer not to participate in any religious activities (observe as you would a guest).

Employees are encouraged to turn to their own faith as a source of strength. Also, as a base of encouragement and support, employees may pray, as they feel comfortable, with patients/residents/clients and if it is desired by those patients/residents/clients.

We encourage free expression of faith that is not coercive but supportive of the religious traditions of principles of CHI and the Catholic Church.


CHI LakeWood Health opened in March 1950 as Baudette Community Hospital. It was owned by the community and operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph out of Crookston. The hospital was leased to the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1954 and in 1957 the Sisters purchased the hospital and changed the name to “Trinity Hospital”.

In 1982, the Sisters entered into a management contract with United Health Resources of Grand Forks, North Dakota until they sold the hospital to Franciscan Sisters Health Care, Incorporated in 1985. During this time, Trinity Hospital took over management of the Pioneer Nursing Home, the long-term term care facility located one mile east of the hospital. In 1986, the hospital acquired the county-owned public health service. Trinity Hospital bought the Pioneer Nursing Home in 1990 and the name was changed to “LakeWood Health Center” to reflect the coming together of acute care, long-term care (LakeWood Care Center), and home health/public health (LakeWood Nursing Service) under one umbrella.

Catholic Health Corporation of Omaha, Nebraska took over sponsorship of LakeWood Health Center in 1993. Two years later they merged with two other large Catholic health care systems to form Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), based in Denver, Colorado. In 2019 CHI merged with Dignity Health to form CommonSpirit Health, our current sponsor.

CHI LakeWood Health completed a building and renovation project in 2000 that resulted in all health care services being available on one campus