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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, YMCA Partner to Serve Region in New Facility

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

Partnership brings $4 million investment

St. Cloud, Minn. – CentraCare Health and the St. Cloud Area Family YMCA officials today announce a new partnership to improve community health. CentraCare will invest more than $4 million in the new St. Cloud Y Community and Aquatic Center.

The partnership will bring to the new YMCA CentraCare’s weight management program and other health-related services that will complement YMCA programs. Construction on the new facility is expected to begin in fall 2015.

“CentraCare is proud to partner with the Y,” said Ken Holmen, MD, CentraCare’s president and chief executive officer. “By working together, we can maximize our ability to improve the health of the people who live in this region. Weight management, in particular, is a major health issue to which the Y can bring its recognized expertise and CentraCare can provide the clinical component.”

“We are excited about this opportunity to improve the health of our community,” said Greg Gack, executive director of the St. Cloud Area Family YMCA. “We have partnered for years with CentraCare and it is natural to further expand this partnership with on-site weight management and health services from CentraCare. YMCA and health care organization partnerships of this kind are not new. They are working successfully in YMCAs across the country and bringing real meaningful change in their respective communities.”