COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update Learn More

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

Race and Ethnic Diversity Scholarship for Employees or Volunteers at CentraCare

The CentraCare Race and/or Ethnic Diversity Scholarship is for employees and/or volunteers of CentraCare entities with a race and/or ethnic diversity background and who are pursuing a degree in a health-care related program. Payment will be made directly to the successful applicant’s school.

To Be Eligible for Consideration, an Applicant Must:

  1. Have a race and/or ethnic diversity background and be an employee or volunteer in good standing at a CentraCare entity.
  2. Be enrolled in a health-care related education program.
  3. Demonstrate involvement in community, school or work activities.
  4. Have a grade point average of 2.5 or above.

Each applicant must:

  1. Download and complete the application form.
  2. Attach a list of school, community and work activities, including any volunteer work. Please include the activity, years, and any awards received.
  3. Attach most recent transcript, which needs to include cumulative grade point average.
  4. Attach a copy of letter of enrollment into the health-care program.
  5. Attach an essay of no more than two, double-spaced typed pages telling us about you and your career plans.

If any of the required materials are not provided, the application will be disqualified automatically.

Update! The application deadline for this scholarship has been extended to April 30, 2021.