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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

Kurt Otto

Vice President Operations, Specialty Division

Kurt OttoOtto joined CentraCare in 2010 as Care Center Director for Neuroscience/Spine. He served as Vice President of Ambulatory and Support Services for CentraCare St. Cloud Hospital in 2012 and assumed his current role in 2016.

Otto has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and physical therapy from the University of North Dakota and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

For fun, Otto enjoys all sports, especially golf and the Minnesota Wild, Twins and Vikings. He is an avid reader with a preference for classical literature. Otto and his wife Linda have two children.

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