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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

CentraCare Bariatric Center Reaccredited as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

St. Cloud, Minn. – CentraCare Bariatric Center continues to uphold its commitment to quality and patient safety for all bariatric surgery patients. The CentraCare Bariatric Center has received three-year reaccreditation as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. This designation is given to facilities who have demonstrated their center’s commitment to multidisciplinary, high-quality, patient-centered care.

CentraCare Bariatric Center is dedicated to helping our patients with their fight against obesity. Our multidisciplinary approach to weight loss offers a variety of surgical and medical weight loss options designed to meet a person’s specific needs and achieve the best long-term outcomes.

We offer a full spectrum of surgical interventions supported by the latest technology. Our renowned surgeons, Drs. Sayeed Ikramuddin and Girish Luthra are skilled with our minimally invasive surgery procedures which offer the precision, dexterity and control of traditional surgery, but with incisions no bigger than a dime.