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Lakewood Health partners with Twin Cities Orthopedics

Lakewood Health System is an independent rural health care system founded in 1936 with a hospital and clinic in Staples. Its officials announced Tuesday, Aug. 17, a partnership with Twin Cities Orthopedics, the sports medicine partner of the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins and St. Paul Saints.

Lakewood Health System in Staples. Brainerd Dispatch file photo

STAPLES — Lakewood Health System is partnering with Twin Cities Orthopedics to provide orthopedic care to patients at the Staples-based health care provider.

Twin Cities Orthopedics is the sports medicine partner of the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins and St. Paul Saints.

“We are excited to be able to offer their services locally, so patients and our community have the opportunity to receive great care, close to home,” said Craig Wolhowe, vice president of clinics and providers, in a news release.

This partnership allows access to expanded specialty care offerings, the knowledge and expertise of over 120 world-class orthopedic providers, and one of the most robust sports medicine programs in the country.

“Their providers are outstanding, their commitment to quality outcomes is second to none, and their expertise in the area of sports medicine is a huge addition to our patient care capabilities,” said Dr. Christine Albrecht, chief medical officer at Lakewood, in the news release.


With a 99% overall patient satisfaction score, TCO brings the best in orthopedic care to the region, according to Lakewood Health officials.

“Along with that, we will be able to increase the number of fracture care and regular procedures we’re able to do at Lakewood, which we would previously have had to send elsewhere,” Albrecht stated.

Lakewood orthopedic patients who have an appointment or procedure scheduled with the health care provider will be contacted by a member of the Lakewood team to discuss their options. Questions can be directed to Lakewood’s customer experience department at 218-894-8778.

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