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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Joe Hellie

Vice President, Strategy and Network Development

Joe HellieHellie has been employed in various leadership positions within CentraCare since 1992. In his current position, Hellie is responsible for strategic planning and business development. Hellie is also accountable for emergency medical services with CentraCare Health.

Hellie received his bachelor’s degree from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa and a Master of Health Administration degree from the University of Minnesota.

He serves on the Boards of Life Link III, Greater St. Cloud Public Safety Foundation and is active in various initiatives with the Minnesota Hospital Association.

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