Lakes Regional Healthcare, an Avera Partner, is located in Spirit Lake, Iowa in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes and provides the area’s health care needs through their 49-bed full-service hospital, emergency care center, specialty physician clinics, imaging center, outpatient services center, and physician clinics. With a mission of “improving the health and well-being of people in the Iowa Great Lakes region”, Lakes Regional Healthcare brings personalized and compassionate healthcare to its patients, enhanced with the most advanced and sophisticated medical technologies today. Hospital services include Cancer Care, Emergency Care (including eER), Obstetrics, Imaging Services (MRI, CT, PET, Fluoroscopy, 3-D Mammography, 3D/4D Ultrasound, and more), Critical Care (including eICU), Occupational Health, therapies (Physical, Occupational, Speech and Respiratory) and surgical services (Orthopedic, ENT, Ophthalmology, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology and more with the Mako and daVinci robotic assisted systems). Lakes Regional Healthcare’s active Outpatient Center provides care by regional specialists in Allergy, Cardiology, Dermatology, ENT, Neurology, Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Pulmonology, Urology and more through their eConsults telemedicine access.
In 2020, Lakes Regional Healthcare (LRH) was rated as a five star hospital by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and is the only hospital in northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota to receive the agency’s highest rating. LRH was again named by iVantage Health Analytics and the Chartis Center for Rural Health as one of the "Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals" in the United States for a second year.
In 2019, LRH was named by iVantage Health Analytics and the Chartis Center for Rural Health as one of the “Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals” in the United States.
In late 2017, Lakes Regional Healthcare was recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Outcomes, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.
In 2016, Lakes Regional Healthcare received the Blue Distinction Center and Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care designations by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. These designations recognized Lakes Regional Healthcare for delivering quality specialty care safely and effectively, based on objective measures developed with input from the medical community, while ensuring high patient satisfaction and being 20 percent more cost-efficient than non-Blue Distinction Centers+ designated health care facilities.
In late 2015, Lakes Regional Healthcare was recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Patient Perspectives, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.