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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

Award Recognizes Providers and Staff for Diversity Efforts

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

St. Cloud, Minn. – Dante Beretta, MD, CentraCare Health – Melrose, and Todd McSorley, Coordinator, Environmental Services, St. Cloud Hospital, are this year’s recipients of the Deb McCarl Diversity Award. They were honored at the April 28 Diversity conference at CentraCare Health Plaza.

This award acknowledges outstanding accomplishments of physicians, staff and volunteers whose efforts foster greater appreciation, advancement and celebration of diversity and inclusiveness in the CentraCare Health culture and environment. Deb McCarl, MD, in whose honor the award was established, received the first award in 2014 in recognition of her work to foster diversity and inclusiveness within her practice.

Dr. Beretta received several nominations that stated he goes above and beyond for his patients. He learned Spanish to better serve and improve communications with many of his patients. He has been instrumental in ensuring patient education materials are available in Spanish and serves on a committee to improve the health of his Spanish-speaking patients. “He is a good listener, treats his patients with respect and understands the culture.”

McSorley was nominated by several co-workers for his efforts in hiring a well-qualified, diverse team of employees and for understanding and embracing people’s differences. “Todd is driven by commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and a high-quality workforce.”