CHI Lakewood Health Center

Baudette, Minnesota

CHI LakeWood Health opened in March 1950 as Baudette Community Hospital. It was owned by the community and operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph out of Crookston. The hospital was leased to the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1954 and in 1957 the Sisters purchased the hospital and changed the name to “Trinity Hospital”.

In 1982, the Sisters entered into a management contract with United Health Resources of Grand Forks, North Dakota until they sold the hospital to Franciscan Sisters Health Care, Incorporated in 1985. During this time, Trinity Hospital took over management of the Pioneer Nursing Home, the long-term term care facility located one mile east of the hospital. In 1986, the hospital acquired the county-owned public health service. Trinity Hospital bought the Pioneer Nursing Home in 1990 and the name was changed to “LakeWood Health Center” to reflect the coming together of acute care, long-term care (LakeWood Care Center), and home health/public health (LakeWood Nursing Service) under one umbrella.

Catholic Health Corporation of Omaha, Nebraska took over sponsorship of LakeWood Health Center in 1993. Two years later they merged with two other large Catholic health care systems to form Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), our current sponsor, based in Denver, Colorado.

CHI LakeWood Health completed a building and renovation project in 2000 that resulted in all health care services being available on one campus.

Our Mission

The mission of LakeWood Health Center and Catholic Health Initiatives is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church supported by education and research.  Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.

Core Values

We are driven by our values – Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence – and are committed to providing quality care. These four Core Values are the basis of who we are and what we are. We believe so strongly in these values, that job descriptions, performance evaluations, the care provided, and decisions made reflect these four Core Values. We believe that in all we do, our works are done through a spirit of kindness and good will.