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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 Health Earns Patient Safety Excellence Awards

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

Three CentraCare Health facilities are recognized for their performance in the Partnership for Patients campaign and have earned a Minnesota Hospital Association Patient Safety Excellence Award.

The facilities receiving this award are as follows: CentraCare Health – Melrose, CentraCare Health – Paynesville and CentraCare Health – Monticello. CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre received the award in 2013.

Partnership for Patients is a nationwide collaboration to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions by 40 percent and 30-day readmissions by 20 percent.

This award indicates the facility has reached benchmark on six or more topics, in addition to meeting all of the leadership criteria and three or more of the patient and family engagement criteria. It acknowledges the hard work and resources being devoted by hospitals to improve patient safety.

CentraCare Health is recognized for its RARE (reducing avoidable readmissions) campaign, the implementation of hard-stop policies to prevent early elective deliveries and for addressing the culture initiative