Mille Lacs Health System News

New PA joins MLHS family practice

July 29, 2020

New Physician Assistant Josh Kruize joins the Mille Lacs Health System medical provider roster in August.  Kruize’s Grandfather was born in the Hillman area, married, and moved his family to a hobby farm outside of Aitkin. As a child, Josh spent a lot of time hunting in the area in the fall, and…

Contact tracing scams

July 28, 2020

When an employee working at Mille Lacs Health System has come into contact with Coronavirus at the facility, MLHS Infection Preventionist Vicki Engmark goes into contact tracing mode. Her job is to find exposure and risk, and notify anyone in the MLHS workplace who could potentially become infected…

New PA at MLHS

July 22, 2020

Kelsey Merck, Physician Assistant, has joined the Mille Lacs Health System team of medical providers. Merck is a recent graduate from Augsburg University in Minneapolis, who did pre-PA shadowing at MLHS, then came back to do an emergency medicine rotation at the facility as a PA student. “I…

MLHS begins construction

July 20, 2020

Mille Lacs Health System broke ground last week for their Next Chapter: Building Our Healthy Future expansion project. Due to the Coronavirus, a large-scale, traditional groundbreaking  ̶  considered to be unsafe and not prudent by the MLHS board of directors  ̶  wasn’t held. The project, to be…

Dermatologist to be on staff at MLHS

July 15, 2020

This summer, Dermatologist Dr. Julie Hodge M.D. will be joining the Mille Lacs Health System family of care. The board-certified doctor has been in private practice since 1991. Her interest in dermatology was found at the intersection of humanism and science, where “good medicine is,” according to…