On a cold January morning in 2007, Lupita Patrick’s car hit a patch of ice, and her life slipped out of control. She was rushed to CentraCare Health System – Melrose Hospital, where she was stabilized before being transported to St. Cloud Hospital with a head injury, and a broken back, ribs, arm and two broken clavicles.
She returned to Melrose four months later
to recover at CentraCare Health System – Melrose - Pine Villa Care Center. After months of rehabilitation and physical and occupational therapy at CentraCare Health System – Melrose, Lupita is able to lead a normal life.
“It’s been a long and painful journey, but I’m so glad to be alive,” Lupita said. “There were times when I was in so much pain I wanted to give up, but the staff in Melrose gave me hope. They were always there for me.”
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A Foundation of Support
CentraCare Health System – Melrose is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital with an attached clinic, 75-bed skilled nursing home, and 41-unit senior apartment building with assisted living services. It provides a full range of health care services and convenient access to a variety of specialists. Caring, skilled professionals serve nearly 10,000 residents in and around western Stearns County through the hospital, clinic and senior living services.
You can improve health and health care for your family and friends — right here in Melrose — by making a gift. Gifts of all sizes are greatly appreciated and may be designated for a special fund or as a general contribution. Gifts are tax deductible.
Your gift will:
- Purchase capital equipment
- Support patient, staff and community education
Give to support CentraCare Health Foundation – Melrose
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or Call Us Toll-free: 800-835-6652, ext. 52810