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Risbrudt and Moore Honored with The Heroes of Healthcare Award

Friday, May 20, 2022

Aric Risbrudt, Ambulance Manager, and Barb Moore, Therapy Supervisor, were recently honored with The Heroes of Healthcare Award at Prairie Ridge Healthcare in Elbow Lake. 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.

“Both Aric and Barb had multiple nominations and are excellent representatives of the spirt of this award.” said LRH CEO, Kent Mattson “We are so very fortunate to have both of them on our team.”

One of the nominations for Aric wrote in part “He is one of the most passionate employees I have ever had the opportunity to work with. His dedication goes above and beyond. This job has given him the opportunity to teach others, with all his experience. He goes out of his way to help others learn. He is patient and tries to find ways for each person to understand. He truly wants what is best for the patients.”

One of the nominations for Barb wrote in part “For the 20+ years she has enriched patients' lives and this community. I have had the privilege to work with her for 10 years…She has worked tirelessly and selflessly to ensure that her patients and their families are taken care. She exemplifies patient-centered care and day-in and day-out goes above and beyond the call of duty. She stays late and works longer with each of her patients to ensure they understand their diagnosis and care. She serves as a patient advocate…by communicating with providers and helping find answers. She looks at each of her patient's holistically and treats them each individually; she takes her time and gives them each her absolute best care no matter how long it takes.”

Heroes may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues. Nominations forms can be found throughout the healthcare facilities or they be submitted online at 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