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LCO Health Center Welcomes New Employees

Katie Sears



Boozhoo, my name is Katie Sears and I am proud to introduce myself as the new Community Health and Elder Care Program Charge Nurse. I am a descendant of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and have children enrolled here in LCO as well as family ties to St. Croix and Mille Lacs Tribes. My family prides ourselves on being active in our culture and traditions as well as achieving balance in the world we live in today.


I am an RN with extensive experience working with elder and prevention care. For the past ten years I have worked in Community Health at St. Croix Tribal Health Clinic where I was key in constructing the growth of their Community Health Elder Program, as well as working with several grants that included Prevention (FSP-DHS), SNAP- ED, HIV, WNATN (Wisconsin Native American Tobacco Network), Cancer prevention, community fitness groups, and diabetes prevention groups, as well as many county, state, tribal and regional coalitions to give you a general background of my passion and work experience.


I am proud to be a part of the further development of the Community Health Elder Care Program that Sandy Bird implemented and ran. I have heard all the amazing things she has done for our community and I look to her for direction and guidance. I can only hope and strive to be as much of a wonderful asset as she was to the community. Chi-miigwech for allowing me the opportunity to follow in her steps and serve each and everyone in the community, I look forward to meeting you. If you have or know someone that is in need of Elder Care services please don’t hesitate to contact me-I am here for you!


Chi miigwech Katie Sears, (715)638-5100, Ext. 5109-Located in the lower level of the Clinic.


Jessica Hartmann



Aaniin-Welcome Jessica Hartmann, FNP


The Lac Courte Oreilles Community Health Center welcomes Jessica Hartmann, Family Nurse Practitioner to your healthcare team!


Jessica comes with extensive family practice and women’s health training and experience. Her focus on person-centered holistic prevention and intervention medicine has been at the forefront of her practice in both public and private rural health services.


Through her years of experience in patient care, Jessica believes that respectful engagement with patients is necessary for best health outcomes. “The relationship between the patient and provider is vital for best care. I’ve been here a little more than a month and everyone in the community has been so welcoming. I am enjoying my new adventure here at LCO. This is a great team to be a part of to apply my passion and interests in family practice, women’s health, and providing holistic and preventative care treating the entire being.


Please make your appointment to meet with me for you physicals and well checks soon! I look forward to meeting you all.”


To make an appointment with Jessica to establish care with her as your primary care provider please call (715)638-5100, X5190.