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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 Health – Monticello Welcomes Paul Gigante, MD, Neurosurgeon

Published in Neurology, Media Releases Author: CentraCare

Monticello, Minn. - Paul Gigante, MD, Neurosurgeon joined CentraCare Health - Monticello to consult with patients and perform various types of spinal surgeries including discectomies and laminectomies on the Monticello medical campus. Dr. Gigante graduated from Harvard Medical School and served his residency at Columbia University. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and has provided care for patients at CentraCare Health in St. Cloud and Fairview Southdale in Edina.

“I look forward to providing access to spine, neck and back care, both surgical and non-surgical, for patients in this region,” said Dr. Gigante. “It will be a relief for patients who suffer from severe pain to know they now do not have to travel far to receive a higher level of spine care.” 

“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Gigante to CentraCare Health – Monticello,” said Mary Ellen Wells, Administrator, CentraCare Health – Monticello. “Dr. Gigante’s vast experience of helping patients with spine, neck and back issues will be an asset to our community. Patients can consult with Dr. Gigante and receive treatment conveniently close to home.

“Bringing neurosurgery to CentraCare Health – Monticello demonstrates how committed we are to local health care and the expansion of high-quality services on our campus.”

To learn more about neurosurgery options at CentraCare Health - Monticello, call 763-271-2200.