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

Kathy Parsons

Vice President, Population Health

Kathy ParsonsParsons joined CentraCare in 1988 handling payor contracting and relations. She later assumed responsibility for the revenue cycle functions and population health strategies. Parsons is executive director for the Central Minnesota Health Network, a 13-partner clinically integrated network, and executive director of the Central Minnesota ACO.

Parsons received her BA and MHA degrees from the University of Michigan and an MBA from St. Cloud State University. Her community involvement includes the Community Mental Health Steering Committee, Central Minnesota Community Health Improvement Project, Stearns County Public Health Task Force and the Investment Committee of the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict.

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