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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

UCare recognizes CentraCare Clinic for High-Quality Care

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

St. Cloud, Minn. - CentraCare Clinic has been honored for delivering high-quality care to UCare’s Minnesota Senior Health Options members. CentraCare Clinic – Big Lake has been honored for delivering high-quality care to UCare’s Medicaid members. The awards were presented at UCare’s sixth annual “A Salute to Excellence!” event June 17 at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis.

UCare recognizes improved clinical outcomes for UCare members and analyzes patient care claims to determine reward recipients.

“Quality is one of UCare’s key values,” said Dr. Russ Kuzel, UCare’s Senior Vice President, and Chief Medical Officer. “We greatly value the high-quality care CentraCare Clinic delivers every day and are pleased to honor their outstanding efforts to help our members of all ages and cultures get and stay well.”

UCare is an independent, nonprofit health plan providing health care and administrative services to more than 400,000 members. UCare serves more people from diverse cultures and more people with disabilities enrolled in Medical Assistance than any other health plan in Minnesota.