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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

Albany Medical Center to join CentraCare Health

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Albany, Minn. – Five providers and 35 staff from Albany Medical Center will transition to CentraCare Clinic – Albany and re-open under their new clinic name Jan. 4, 2016. The facility, previously operated as the Albany Medical Center by CHI St. Gabriel's, will join CentraCare Health Jan. 1.

“We are pleased to have this wonderful team join us in providing exceptional quality care to Central Minnesotans,” said Michele Fischer, family medicine administrator for CentraCare Clinic.

Drs. Daron Gersch, Nathan Brever and Libby Brever, as well as Physician Assistants Charlene Gerner and Jennifer Gannon will continue to see their patients at CentraCare Clinic - Albany. Teresa Hamiel, PA-C, is moving to the Twin Cities, where her husband has a job as a school principal. The site is recruiting for her replacement. Beth Frazier, APRN, CNP, has been hired to cover the clinic’s urgent care hours.

CentraCare Clinic – Albany will provide clinic services, including lab, imaging, physical therapy, diabetes education, INR, mobile mammography and ultrasound on site. Visiting specialists in Cardiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Orthopedics & Podiatry will continue to see patients in Albany.

The clinic phone number remains 320-845-2157. The clinic hours will be: Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon.

CentraCare Health is leasing the clinic space from CHI with plans to build a new clinic in Albany within the next two years.