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

Mark Matthias, MD

Physician Vice President, Acute Care Division

Mark MatthiasMatthias joined CentraCare St. Cloud Hospital in 2011 as Vice President of Medical Affairs and assumed his current role in 2015. He received his medical training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his residency in family practice and community health at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Matthias has been a physician leader in Mankato, Hutchinson and Willmar.

Matthias enjoys spending time with family and friends at the lake, traveling, golfing, watching the Twins, Vikings and University of Minnesota sports. He and his wife, Ronda, have three children and two grandchildren.

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