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Lakewood welcomes new director of nursing

Lakewood Health System is pleased to welcome Debra Kearns as its new clinic director of nursing.

Kearns received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Jamestown College in Jamestown, N.D. She has been a director of nursing for the past five years, where she has been a direct supervisor to staff in a multi-disciplinary clinic. Kearns has been involved with Quality Improvement and Minnesota Community Measures. She has worked in public health for 14 years.

"I chose to work at Lakewood because of its dedication to patient-centered care and excellent attention to customer service," said Kearns.

Kearns lives in Brainerd with her husband and three children. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her family and pets, exercising, gardening, cooking and going to auctions.