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

Quality Measures

CentraCare is committed to providing the highest quality, safest care possible to all our patients. We encourage you to be an active member of your health care team.

We participate in numerous quality reporting efforts. The data CentraCare shares with various health care quality and safety organizations is available on public web sites.

We provide links to these sites below, so you may review information about CentraCare facilities. We encourage you to learn about the quality improvement and patient safety efforts we dedicate ourselves to every day.


Minnesota Hospital Quality Report
Information by hospitals on quality of care and patients’ experiences. Consumers can use this information to help make decisions about future hospital care.

Hospital Compare
Hospital Compare has information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country. You can use Hospital Compare to find hospitals and compare the quality of their care.

Joint Commission Quality Check
The Joint Commission site serves as a source of hospital accreditation information.


Minnesota HealthScores
HealthScores provides information about the care provided in clinics (doctor's offices), medical groups and hospitals throughout Minnesota. HealthScores was developed by MN Community Measurement, an independent non-profit community organization.

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
ICSI Member logoThe Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) is an independent, non-profit health care improvement organization that works with physicians, consumers and health plans to improve health, optimize the patient experience and make health care more affordable.

Choosing Wisely Minnesota
Choosing Wisely is a national campaign developed by the ABIM Foundation (American Board of Internal Medicine) to help physicians and patients discuss medical tests and procedures that medical groups say are not needed, overused or maybe harmful

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