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Patient stories

We can tell you all about our core values of caring for people with compassion, excellence and teamwork. But nobody can tell it better than our patients. Here are just a few stories from our patients. In these stories you'll see a glimpse of what Lake Region Healthcare is all about.

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Cancer Care & Research Center

Larry & Pat's story

Susan's story

Janelle's story

Janelle's dad was treated for stage IV melanoma at the Cancer Care & Research Center. She is a freelance writer for the Chicago Sun-Times and recently wrote this article urging people to take sun protection seriously and expressing her gratitude for the cancer care her father was able to receive close to his home here in west central Minnesota.

Read the story Janelle wrote.

Health & wellness

Vanessa's story: Heart attack at 36 inspires serious change

Vanessa Baxter

"I'm pretty sure my bad habits were catching up with me for quite a while, but it took a heart attack to make me stop and realize it." —Vanessa Baxter, age 36

Read Vanessa's story

Angela's story: Best of all, I won my health back

Read Angela's story

The LRH 2016 Community Health Challenge grand prize winner shares how she also "won her health back."

Read Angela's story

Lynn's Story

Viann's Story

Joint Care Center

Shar's story

Lee's story

Karen's story

Men's health

Primary care

Ben & Tessa's story

Sports medicine

Alyssa's story