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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

March of Dimes Recognizes CentraCare Health – Monticello for Giving Babies a Healthy Start

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

CentraCare Health – Monticello has been recognized by the March of Dimes for reducing elective inductions and Cesarean deliveries performed before 39 weeks of pregnancy. During the last weeks of pregnancy, a baby’s vital organs are still developing. Babies delivered before 39 to 41 weeks are at increased risk of serious health problems. By reducing early elective deliveries, CentraCare Health – Monticello is supporting healthier beginnings for babies.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from the March of Dimes,” said Hannah Whalen, RN, Birth Center Manager at CentraCare Health – Monticello. “Our team of physicians and nurses has worked collaboratively to provide the best quality care for our mothers and their babies. We have aligned our practice with the Minnesota Hospital Association and the Perinatal Patient Safety Roadmap to provide a framework of how to reduce early elective deliveries in an effort to provide the healthiest start for every baby born at the Birth Center. We are proud of our accomplishment of zero early elective deliveries in the past year.”

Recognition from the March of Dimes demonstrates CentraCare Health – Monticello’s commitment to continuous improvement and enhanced care in order to support a healthier community.