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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

Central Minnesota Neurosciences to Join CentraCare Health

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

Central Minnesota Neurosciences (CMN), 166 19th Street South, Sartell, will join CentraCare Health, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Providers from CMN will see patients at CentraCare Clinic – River Campus, 1200 Sixth Avenue N, St. Cloud. “Joining CentraCare Health will allow us to better meet the needs of Central Minnesotans by expanding our neurosurgical specialty care,” said Jeffrey Gerdes, MD, Central Minnesota Neurosciences neurosurgeon. 

Established in 1984, CMN has a 30-year history of serving patients with spine and brain care in St. Cloud/Sartell as well as in Brainerd, Willmar, Alexandria and Monticello.   

“Central Minnesota Neurosciences has been a great partner with our CentraCare neurosciences program. Bringing them into our organization will help us to deliver even better services to the people of Central Minnesota,” said David Tilstra, MD, president of CentraCare Clinic. 

CentraCare Health is a not-for-profit health care system that includes hospitals in St. Cloud, Long Prairie, Melrose, Monticello, Paynesville and Sauk Centre, six nursing homes, senior housing in six communities and 17 clinics. CentraCare also operates numerous specialty services, including the CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center, Coborn Cancer Center and the CentraCare Kidney Program.