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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

Minnesota Bridges to Excellence recognizes area clinics for high-quality care

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

St. Cloud, Minn. - CentraCare Clinic – Big Lake and CentraCare Health - Monticello Medical Group were recognized by Minnesota Bridges to Excellence (MNBTE) for delivering high-quality outcomes for patients with chronic diseases at a July 29 reception at the Hilton Airport Mall of America Hotel in Bloomington.

CentraCare Clinic - Big Lake site was recognized for both vascular disease and diabetes. CentraCare Health - Monticello Medical Group was recognized for vascular disease.

MNBTE focuses its evaluation on clinic-level performance in order to provide more specific information to consumers about the quality of care provided at individual clinics. This achievement demonstrates commitment to excellence in the care of patients with chronic conditions and to improving patient outcomes, improving the quality of lives and reducing health care costs. 

Data is obtained from Minnesota Community Measurement and includes from both private and public sector health care purchasers administered by MNBTE.