Mille Lacs Health System News

MLHS COVID-19 Update April 20, 2020

April 20, 2020

This is an informational tool to help patients understand MLHS’s COVID-19 testing procedures and also what plans we have for surge (an influx of patients), and patient care. Do understand, however, that any of this could be modified and adjusted as the situation changes. How is MLHS situated as…

1st case of COVID 19 in ML County

April 16, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Health has identified the first case of COVID-19 in Mille Lacs County today, Ap 16. However, we at MLHS have had no positive test cases so far. Vicki Engmark from Infection Prevention reminds us that the case is listed where the person resides, and that is the "home" of…

MLHS TeleHealth – a care option

April 15, 2020

Mille Lacs Health System wants patients to know that caring for patients is still one of their primary services. It may look different in some cases, but care is still here when people want it. That commitment is not changing. If patients want to be seen in person or speak with a provider, that is…

MLHS COVID-19 Update 4/15

April 15, 2020

So far, we have been relying on data, science, and experts to flatten the curve,” Dr. Tom Bracken, Infection Prevention Medical Director for Mille Lacs Health System, said. “They continue to review what they have been doing, and they have adapted when they needed to change. That’s what we are doing…

MLHS using e-prescribing for controlled substances

April 13, 2020

Mille Lacs Health System, as of April 1, 2020, is now fully implementing an Electronic Prescription for Controlled Substances (EPCS) program will all medical providers. In 2010, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) legalized the use of Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (…