LakeWood Health Center is a licensed 15 bed acute care facility offering a full range of services: medical, surgical, emergency room, outpatient, critical care, swing beds, transitional beds, and respite care.

LakeWood Health Center has a multi-disciplinary staff that provides for your needs during your visit. This staff includes surgeons, family practice physicians, a family nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetists, nurses, a pharmacist, and a social worker. Regardless of the procedure, LakeWood Health Center is prepared to provide the highest level of care to each patient.


Inpatient surgery is generally a planned major surgery and typically requires more than an overnight stay. Examples of Inpatient Services include medical and surgical care, pediatrics, swing bed, transitional and respite care.

Outpatient surgery is generally a planned elective procedure that does not require an overnight stay. You will typically be discharged to your home the same day as your procedure. You might hear it also referred to as day surgery or same-day surgery.

LakeWood Health Center has a multi-disciplinary staff that provides for your needs during your visit. This staff includes surgeons, family practice physicians, a family nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetists, nurses, a pharmacist, and a social worker. Regardless of the procedure, LakeWood Health Center is prepared to provide the highest level of care to each patient.

General surgery is available at LakeWood Health Center to assist LakeWood in providing quality healthcare that meets the needs of the community. For more information about procedures that are available, please contact LakeWood Health Center at 634-2120.


Our Laboratory is a fully Medicare CLIA accredited department. Staff provide various services ranging from hematology and blood banking to chemistry and general lab testing.

Appointments for Lab Work can be scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Special scheduling arrangements can be made by contacting the Admissions Office at (218) 634-2120.


Our Radiology Department features state-of-the-art technology, providing quality equipment and abilities to our staff and their patients. In 2005, new digital fluoroscopy and computed radiography-PACS, along with a multi-slice Cat Scan, were added to this department.

The following services are available through the Radiology Department:

• General Radiology
• Mammography
• CT computed Tomography
• MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
• Nuclear Medicine
• Dexascan
• Ultrasound
• Fluoroscopy The staff in the Radiology Department work closely with the radiologists to ensure quality tests and readings.

Our Radiology Department is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology and the Minnesota State Department of Health.

Appointments can be made Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Special arrangements may be available by contacting the Admissions Office at (218) 634-2120.

Emergency Care

With more than 1,000 emergency room visits in a year, LakeWood Health Center is proud to offer state-of-the-art technology for these critical moments. There is a helicopter pad on the medical campus and the Baudette Airport is within a two-three mile proximity of the facility for any ALS transfer requests. Our medical team is ready to provide care 24-hours a day, seven days a week. When it matters most, you can count on LakeWood Health Center.

Ambulance Service

LakeWood Health Center owns and operates the Ambulance Service, providing three uniform ambulances for use within the community.

Our volunteer EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians) provide emergency medical transportation for over 1,000 patients a year. These trained individuals are committed to providing timely, quality care to those in need.

Become an EMT

If you are interested in becoming an EMT or serving on the Ambulance Squad, please contact LakeWood Health Center at (218) 634-2120 for more information on upcoming EMT classes and opportunities.

Physical Therapy

LakeWood’s Physical Therapy provides services aimed at preventing the onset and slowing the progression of conditions resulting from injury, disease, and other causes. Physical Therapists provide services to people of all ages who have functional conditions resulting from back and neck injuries, sprains or strains, and fractures, arthritis, burns, amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, birth defects, work related injuries, sports injuries and others. A Physical Therapist is an expert in the examination and treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular problems that affect peoples’ abilities to move the way they want and function as well as they want in their daily lives. Physical Therapists work in conjunction with physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, speech and occupational therapists, and restorative aides, and others to provide complete health care.

For people with health problems resulting from injury or disease, physical therapists assist in the recovery to make them stronger, relieve pain, and help regain use of an affected body part or relearn activities of daily living such as ROM, walking, lifting, or performing work activity. Physical Therapists teach patients and their families what to do so that healing continues throughout their daily lives at home. Physical Therapists also work on prevention to help keep people well and safe from injury by teaching the importance of fitness, postures and body mechanics, and showing people how to avoid hurting their bodies during work or play, design and supervise individualized conditioning programs, promote optimal physical performance, and help health conscious people to increase their fitness level, core strength, and endurance.

Our Physical Therapists are experienced in providing services to people with conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, problems with balance or coordination, knee ankle and foot problems, wound care including diabetic wounds and burns, muscle sprains and strains, arthritis, joint replacement surgeries, stroke rehab, pre and post natal programs, hip fractures, occupational health, incontinence issues, and fitness and wellness education.

LakeWood Physical Therapists utilize a variety of activities to assist in a patient’s recovery including a thorough evaluation that will help assist the therapist in providing a physical therapy diagnosis and treatment program individualized to the patient; posture and body mechanics education; modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and traction; manual therapy, which utilizes hands on maneuvers to achieve maximal, pain-free movement of the musculoskeletal system and postural balance which may include mobilization of joints or soft tissues, or muscle energy techniques; and therapeutic exercise for range of motion, stretching, strengthening.

Physical Therapists at LakeWood provide services in a variety of settings including outpatient services, inpatient services, swing bed, home health, nursing home, and assisted living. Visit with your medical provider for a referral to LakeWood Therapies.

LakeWood Therapies can be reached at (218) 634-3429.

Occupational Therapy

Occupation refers to participating in meaningful daily activities, skills for the job of living. Occupational therapists focus on helping people of all ages regain or learn new skills to improve their ability to function as independently as possible.

Occupational therapists at LakeWood develop a personalized treatment approach for patients with conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, arthritis, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and low vision. Occupational therapy may focus on areas such as dressing skills, managing a checkbook, meal preparation, bathing safely and returning to driving after an injury or illness.

We provide specialized care for a wide variety of arm and hand injuries. Our therapists are trained in custom splint fabrication and modalities such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation.

Walking may be difficult or impossible for some people. At times a wheelchair or other mobility device is necessary. Our occupational therapists perform wheelchair assessments to determine whether one would be appropriate and determine the features that would best meet your needs.

Our therapists assess and make recommendations for ways to modify environments and tasks to reduce and prevent injuries. Home safety evaluations may be done to assess an individual’s needs and make appropriate, safe and low-cost modifications. These interventions can help you remain in your home and function more independently.

If you or someone you know is having difficulty with everyday activities in their home or community, talk with your medical provider about a referral for occupational therapy. We’d like to help!

LakeWood Therapies Department can be reached by calling (218) 634-3429.

Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab

Cardiac Rehabilitation is designed to help people with heart disease recover faster from recent events (such as a heart attack or heart surgery), so they may return to full and productive lives. Cardiac Rehab is designed for individuals with known heart disease. The program emphasis is on making positive lifestyle changes that will enable each person to better manage their disease.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) it can be frightening. CHF refers to the state in which decreased heart function is accompanied by the buildup of body fluid in the lungs and elsewhere. This is a serious condition that has no cure, yet you can live a full and enjoyable life with the right treatment and ongoing attention to your lifestyle. Cardiopulmonary Rehab can help.

Individual goals may vary including weight loss, reduction of blood pressure, slowing the progression of heart disease and hopefully decreasing medical expenses and hospitalizations in the future. Benefits of participating in a cardiac rehab program include: increased strength and endurance, reduction of cardiac risk factors, better physical, mental and emotional health and decreased stress levels.

For more information about these programs, contact the Cardiac Rehab/Cardiopulmonary Care Department at LakeWood Health Center at (218) 634-2120 or (800) 245-9483.

Behavioral Health Services

LakeWood Health Center provides behavioral health services on an out-patient basis.

Behavioral Health Specialists are available by self-referral, referral from a medical provider or other agency.

Some examples of conditions that may benefit from time with a Behavioral Health Specialist include: anxiety and depression, relationship challenges, abuse or neglect issues, self-esteem, personality disorders, managing anger, eating disorders, family problems, child behavior issues, substance abuse, domestic violence, custody issues, and pre- and post-divorce issues.

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