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Christina Saurer Awarded "Healthcare Hero" Designation

Hospital news | Monday, October 10, 2022

Contact: Katie Johnson

Christina Saurer, Primary Care Coumadin RN, was recently honored with The Heroes of Healthcare Award at Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls. This award is a special way to recognize team members who go above and beyond the call of duty to deliver on the promise to serve patients and each other with Excellence, Person-Centeredness, Integrity, Collaboration, Stewardship, Innovation and Respect.

The nomination for Christina read in part “[Christina] has touched so many patients lives and family members. Recently she was in her office at the clinic and heard a thump. A patient had coded right outside her office doors. She rushed to immediately help the man. Not all people are the ones to rush into a stressful situation, but Christina didn’t not hesitate. The patient came back and ultimately is living today because of Christina. It’s so important to tell the good ones that they are cherished, important, and are a blessing to have them be employed by Lake Region. She is a hero!”

Heroes may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues. Nominations forms can be found throughout the healthcare facilities or they be submitted online at this link. The award recipient is chosen by a committee consisting of fellow team members who will review blinded copies of the nominations. Awards are presented throughout the year at celebrations attended by the Honoree’s colleagues, patients, and visitors.

About the Lake Region Healthcare Enterprise

The Lake Region Healthcare enterprise is comprised of Lake Region Healthcare, an independent community-governed non-profit headquartered in Fergus Falls, the Mill Street Residence Assisted Living Facility in Fergus Falls, and the non-profit critical access hospital, Prairie Ridge Hospital and Health Services headquartered in Elbow Lake. With over 100 medical staff and over 1,000 employees, we are dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of our communities with values of Excellence, Person-Centered, Collaboration, Stewardship, Integrity, Respect and Innovation. Together we bring specialty and sub-specialty services to patients at hospital locations in Fergus Falls and Elbow Lake and at clinics in Ashby, Barnesville, Battle Lake, Evansville, Herman, Hoffman, and Morris, MN. For more information visit:, or