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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

Clinics Rewarded for Optimal Care and Patient Outcomes

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

St. Cloud, Minn. – Several CentraCare Health clinic sites were recognized for delivering optimal care and improving specific patient outcomes as part of the 2015 Minnesota Bridges to Excellence program and the Minnesota Quality Incentive Payment System, a State of Minnesota pay-for-performance program administered by the Minnesota Health Action Group.

These clinics were recognized for achieving specific clinical outcomes for patients with diabetes, vascular disease or depression. Meeting achievement goals is the highest level of recognition and CentraCare Clinic – St. Joseph and CentraCare Clinic – River Campus Internal Medicine were recognized for achieving optimal diabetes care.

CentraCare Health’s clinic sites in St. Joseph, MelroseMonticello and Sauk Centre were recognized for meeting the improvement goal for optimal vascular care. CentraCare Health - Monticello Medical Group also met the improvement goal for depression care and CentraCare’s clinic site in Eagle Bend (Eagle Valley Clinic) was recognized for optimal diabetes care.

“I consider Minnesota to be one of the best in the country for community measures and quality metrics,” said CentraCare Clinic medical director George Morris, MD. “We are helping to set the bar for the nation.”

The Minnesota Bridges to Excellence program uses publicly reported clinical data to identify clinics that meet or exceed optimal care standards for a specified percentage of patients with diabetes, vascular disease and depression.

View a complete list of reward recipients