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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

Monticello Offers Family-Centered Cesarean Births

Published in Author: CentraCare

CentraCare Health – Monticello now offers family-centered births for families who are welcoming their baby through a cesarean delivery. The family-centered cesarean involves a clear drape that allows the mother and her partner to see the delivery of their baby. The clear drape also allows the mother to touch the baby right after delivery, while maintaining a safe and sterile environment for the new baby.

“We are proud to offer families in our community the chance to experience family-centered cesarean births,” said Hannah Whalen, RN, Birth Center Manager at CentraCare Health – Monticello. “As one of the early adopters of this delivery technique, we are happy to provide families with the opportunity to witness their babies’ births during a cesarean delivery.”

By providing family-centered cesarean births, CentraCare Health – Monticello demonstrates its commitment to delivering compassionate, patient-centered care.