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Posted: Friday, June 14, 2019 5:00 am

A group of area professionals met recently to collaborate regarding mental health services in the Mille Lacs region. Sue Woitalla, clinic manager for Mille Lacs Health System, said, “It was time to gather various key people in the area to collectively come up with some solutions to problems we all are having and find ways to work with one another so that in the end, the experience for the person seeking help is an easier path for them.”

Front: Tracy Meyer, Director of Nursing at MLHS Acute Care; Kate Theisz, Psy.D.L.P, Clinical Supervisor, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Behavioral Health Department; Sue Woitalla, R.N. and Clinic Manager at MLHS; Jennifer Ohrmundt, Social Worker at MLHS Senior Care Unit. Back: Jennifer Andersen, Crisis Clinician at East Central Crisis Services; Dr. Lacy Runninghawk, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Ne-Ia-Shing Clinic physician; Jessica Walcheski, R.N., Emergency Department Manager at MLHS; Nikki Berg, R.N at MLHS Acute Care; Beth Twite, Physician Assistant at MLHS; Stephanie Conzet, R.N. at MLHS Clinics; Jane Larson, R.N., Senior Care Unit Manager at MLHS. Not pictured: Kim Kucera, MLHS COO and Laurie Donner from Freedom Center.

The group will continue to meet to problem solve and discuss ways to deliver mental health services in the area.

(Photo by Mary Rains)

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