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Lakes Regional Healthcare

At Lakes Regional Healthcare, we’re dedicated to improving your health and well-being while delivering the compassion and quality of care you’ve come to expect.

By partnering with Avera, we’re able to bring additional medical specialists and advanced technology to the region – all to ensure that you receive excellent care of the highest clinical standard, right here at home.

Advanced Health Care Services In Your Community

When you or your loved ones face a health challenge or life with a chronic condition, you want the best possible care for your situation. Trust Lakes Regional Healthcare for quality services. Explore the many health services you can access when you choose Avera, and see more information about some of our featured services below.

3-D Mammography

At Lakes Regional Healthcare, you can take advantage of the latest in breast cancer screening technology – 3-D mammography. This innovative technology is especially beneficial for those with dense breast tissue. With 3-D mammography, a series of low-dose X-rays are taken. These enhanced images allow a radiologist to see specific areas within the breast tissue more clearly.

3-D mammography benefits include:

  • Earlier detection
  • Fewer biopsies and additional testing
  • Clearer images
  • Greater accuracy in pinpointing tumor size and location
  • More comfort with improved ergonomic features

To schedule a mammogram, call 712-336-8658.

Robotic-Arm Assisted Orthopedic Surgery

Lakes Regional Healthcare is the only hospital in northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota to offer robotic-arm assisted surgery for partial knee replacement, total knee replacement, and total hip replacement procedures. You benefit from the Mako™ system, which is a surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that enables accurate alignment and placement of implants.

Birth Center for Expecting Parents

Lakes Regional Healthcare offers family-centered maternity care in a supportive atmosphere. In our newly constructed Birth Center, new moms experience the entire labor, delivery and recovery process in comfortably luxurious, medically advanced suites. Special amenities such as whirlpool tubs, private family spaces, shoulder massages, foot spas and natural healing elements offer the best in comfort and technology.

You can also take advantage of our lactation consultant who ensures that you get the support you need if you choose to breastfeed. To get an inside look at our beautiful Birth Center, take our virtual tour.

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64-slice CT Scanner

Lakes Regional Healthcare has a new 64-slice CT scanner, essential for the appropriate diagnosis of various injuries and conditions. This scanner provides much more detailed images to get an accurate indication of position, size, and density of objects within the body, which aids in improving diagnostic results. It also provides a lower radiation dose than other scanners, which improves patient safety.

Outreach Services for Specialty Care

Through Lakes Regional Healthcare you have access to a variety of outreach specialty services with visiting physicians. Our outreach specialties include:

For an appointment with a specialty physician, ask your family physician for a referral or call 712-336-8650.

Lakes Regional Healthcare a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

Lakes Regional Healthcare is recognized as one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Learn more

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Lakes Regional Healthcare is located in the heart of the gorgeous Iowa Great Lakes, also commonly known as Okoboji. Several glacier-carved lakes have made the area a popular tourist destination throughout Iowa, South Dakota, southwest Minnesota and Nebraska.

Not many communities compare to the quality of life and amenities located here. Throughout the summer, water sports abound, from boating, fishing, swimming, sailing and parasailing to kayaking, wake boarding, stand-up paddle boarding and diving. Popular land-based activities include biking, jogging, roller blading and walking on more than 20 miles of hard-surfaced trails; camping; or enjoying a lakefront amusement park, outdoor and indoor live music, eight golf courses, go-cart race track, art galleries, live theater, museums, nature center, several restaurants and night clubs and more. The winter season remains active with snowmobiling, ice skating, cross country skiing and the annual University of Okoboji Winter Games festivities.

Out-of-town excursions are located within an easy drive: Spirit Lake is 1.5 hours from Sioux Falls, SD; 2.5 hours from Minneapolis, MN; and 3.5 hours from Des Moines, IA.

To learn more about our truly unique area, visit. Explore life in the city of Spirit Lake, including amenities of the community, food, lodging, recreational opportunities and more.

Make A Difference

Lakes Regional Healthcare Foundation provides an opportunity for friends and supporters to share in bringing health and wellness to people in the Iowa Great Lakes Region through charitable gifts. To learn more or donate, call 712-336-8791.

As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, Lakes Regional Healthcare does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by Lakes Regional Healthcare or through a contractor or any other entity with which programs or activities are arranged.

This statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued pursuant to these statutes of the Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Part 80, 84, and 91.

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