Baudette, MN – July 8 – CHI LakeWood Health is pleased to announce the addition of Matt McGee, Physician Assistant, to its primary care team. McGee brings a wealth of experience in urgent care and emergency medicine, coupled with a passion for preventive care, to his new role. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Matt to our team,” said CeCe Johnson, CHI LakeWood Health Clinic Manager. “His extensive experience and commitment to patient care will make him a valuable asset to our community.” 

McGee, a native of the Minneapolis area, has a deep connection to the Brainerd Lakes region, where he spent much of his youth fishing. His passion for medicine was ignited through volunteer experiences in the ICU family lounge and hospice, leading him to pursue a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. 

With nearly a decade of experience in urgent care and emergency rooms, McGee excels in same-day clinic and urgent care visits. He has a diverse background, having worked in orthopedics, gastroenterology, pediatrics, and performed minor office procedures. He is 

excited to continue his transition into primary care, where he enjoys the focus on prevention and the variety of patient needs, from ENT and dermatology to women’s health, mental health, and cardiology. 

When not caring for patients, McGee enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, exploring Minnesota’s state parks, and coaching and officiating their youth sports teams. He also hopes to find more time for hunting with his dog. 

Jeffry Stampohar, President of CHI LakeWood Health, added: “We are committed to providing our community with access to high-quality, compassionate care. Matt’s

dedication to patient well-being and his diverse experience make him a perfect fit for our team. We are confident that he will make a positive impact on the lives of our patients.” 

McGee will start seeing patients on Friday, July 12th. To schedule an appointment call 218.634.1655. 

About CHI LakeWood Health 

CHI LakeWood Health has been an integral part of the Baudette community since 1950. The campus includes a 15-bed acute-care Critical Access Hospital, a Skilled Nursing Facility, and a family-practice Rural Health Clinic. LakeWood offers a variety of medical services, including Cardiac Rehab, Public Health, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies, Behavioral Health, Telemedicine, Visiting Nurse and Ambulance Services. 

CHI LakeWood Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the United States dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthy communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care. CommonSpirit Health operates 142 hospitals and more than 1,000 care sites across 21 states. In FY 2023, CommonSpirit Health provided $2.9 billion in community benefit.