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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 Names VP of Marketing and Communications

Published in Inside CentraCare, Media Releases Author: CentraCare

St. Cloud, Minn. — Anthony Gardner has accepted the position of CentraCare Health Vice President, Marketing and Communications. He will begin work Aug. 10.

Since 2004, Gardner has been Vice President, Marketing and Communications for Allegiance Health in Jackson, Mich. Before that, he spent five years as Director of Marketing and Strategic Planning for North Memorial Health Care in Minneapolis. He also has experience in the medical devices and pharmaceuticals industries.
Gardner earned a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Yale University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

"CentraCare has a rich history of delivering excellent care, which is a testament to its employees, physicians and leadership,” Gardner said. “I consider it a privilege to join an organization of CentraCare's caliber."