Lake View Hospital

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Lake View Hospital History

Lake View Hospital was founded in 1956, funded by donations and government assistance through the Hill-Burton Fund. The hospital opened its doors to patient care in July 1957. Over the years, Lake View Hospital has grown as the city of Two Harbors has grown, expanding to meet the needs of our community.

In 1993–1994, Lake View Hospital built and opened an assisted living facility. Ten years later, Lake View discontinued this service, due to changes in Minnesota assisted living and home care licensure at a time when Lake View was also trying to understand and respond to health care reform. After careful consideration, the facility was closed and the property put up for sale, allowing Lake View to remain focused on its core services: providing our community with primary care, emergency and hospital care, and outpatient services.

In 2008, Lake View Hospital acquired Superior Health Clinic, reopening it as Lake View Medical Clinic, a department of Lake View Hospital, offering preventive and primary care with visits from specialty physicians.

After a long partnership, in 2010, Lake View Hospital and Lake View Medical Clinic became wholly owned subsidiaries of St. Luke's in Duluth.

In 2012, the Lake View campus expanded with the addition of Lake View Pharmacy.

Snapshot: Lake View Hospital

  • Serving Lake County (10,818 residents)
  • 25 beds
  • 215 admissions*
  • 4,276 ER/Urgent Care visits*
  • 57 surgeries*


Lake View Leadership

Greg Ruberg, Administrator

Eric Lohn, CFO

Brad Alm, Director of Nursing

Christine Dearing, PharmD, Pharmacist in Charge, Lake View Pharmacy (hospital)

Beth Egan, Clinic Manager

Alyssa Hastings, PharmD, Pharmacist in Charge, Lake View Pharmacy (retail)

Katie Klessig, Manager of Rehabilitation Services

Laurie Kragseth, Controller

Suzy Johnson, Director of Medical Records

Jim Lind, Lab Coordinator

Terri McDannold, Director of Radiology/Purchasing

Laura Von Goertz, Manager of Nutrition Services


  • Level IV Trauma Center, as verified by the American College of Surgeons
  • American College of Radiology (Computed Tomography, Mammography)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
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  • Additional Services

    Lake View Hospital offers a variety of services to assist patients in their healing and recovery. Our fitness center is open to the community for a fee and is available to Lake View Hospital patients during their rehabilitation (billed to insurance or Medicare). We also offer free, temporary use of medical equipment through our Loan Closet. For information about the fitness center or the Loan Closet, call Lake View Hospital Rehabilitation Services at 218.834.7310.

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