When your care can't wait The Emergency Department at Mille Lacs Health System is committed to giving you the highest quality of care when your health care necessitates immediate attention. The Emergency Room, located at the Onamia main campus, is open 24/7 and is a designated Level IV Trauma center. That means if you have an emergency situation (you need immediate surgery, access to specialists or tests, or anything that can't be taken care of by our staff) you will be assessed, stabilized and transferred. Our ambulance is available to transfer patients to appropriate facilities, and when necessary, we have an FAA-designated helipad providing immediate access for air transfer. We offer collaborative care with Central Minnesota Heart and Vascular Center for treatment of acute heart attack, collaborative care via telemedicine for immediate care regarding stroke, and the latest bedside and facility diagnostic technology. For other non-emergency health situations, our expert Emergency Department staff can evaluate and treat many conditions and problems. Appointments can also be made with any of our Visiting Specialists. Urgent Care is open daily from 8 to 8, in Onamia, offering another level of care for times when our Family Clinics are closed or don't have openings available. Urgent Care provides treatment for common injuries and illnesses that are not life-threatening but should receive same-day treatment.
Acute Care Services
Acute care services in our Hospital are available 24 hours, seven days a week, to meet your healthcare needs and maintain your good health. Services include Inpatient care, observation patient care, swing Bed ER Urgent care, and Outpatient therapy services. Your individualized plan of care, directed by you, includes education about your illness, treatments, medications and discharge planning. Educational materials are available to supplement the teaching you receive by members of the health care team. Your healthcare team may include the following: physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, nurse’s aides, discharge planner, pharmacist, respiratory therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutritional services, radiology technicians, laboratory technicians, social services, and spiritual services of your choice.
Swing Bed Care Program
Mille Lacs Health System Swing Bed Care Program is an extended care option for patients who have recovered from an illness or injury but are not yet able to care for themselves at home. It’s designed to meet each patient’s need for continued rehabilitation and recovery in a hospital setting. Our Philosophy: Our multi-disciplinary team’s goal is to help patients return to their homes independently or with the help of other community resources. Services include skilled nursing for IV or extended antibiotic infusions, wound care and post-surgery care, rehab services such as physical, speech, occupational or respiratory therapies, nutritional support and counseling, insulin monitoring, and enteral feeding.
Mille Lacs Health System Surgical Services offers general and specialty procedures in a convenient location where professional courtesy and small-town friendly go-hand-in-hand. Experienced surgeons provide you with direct care and consistent staffing, ensuring the best possible outcome. Non-emergency surgeries scheduled in advance, or elective surgeries, are performed. General procedures include endoscopy, gall bladder, appendix, tonsils, exploratory, colon resections, biopsies, stomach, skin hernias, soft tissue, breast oncology, and infection. Orthopedic procedures include fractures, shoulders, hands, feet, sports injuries, tumors, and degenerative diseases. Eye procedures include cataracts, and eye lids. EENT procedures include tonsils, ears, eyes, nose, and throat. OB/GYN procedures include pelvic procedures, laparoscopy, hysterectomy, female sterilization, D & C, and biopsy. Our department also works in cooperation with Mille Lacs Health System Lab, Clinic, Radiology, Acute Care and Physical Therapy.
Individualized to meet your needs, close to home Rehabilitation Services is a team of professionals offering dynamic and comprehensive approaches to rehabilitative care. The patient is our focus as we strive to provide exceptional service so patients can get back to their optimal functioning. Services cover individuals from birth through the lifespan. Therapies include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and cardiac rehab. We also offer the following services: Inpatient and outpatient services on our Onamia campus, Outpatient Physical Therapy Services in Isle and Milaca, Outpatient Pediatric Services, and Home Care Services, Educationally- based school system contract services, Community wellness programs and community education as requested.