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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 – Melrose annual Harvest Celebration set for Oct. 15

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

CentraCare Health – Melrose will host the sixth annual Harvest Celebration, “A Night of Illusion” from 5:30 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Freeport Community Center in Freeport.

The evening include a dinner, raffle, silent auction and features magician Jared Sherlock as entertainment.

The goal is to raise $40,000 to help support the installation of an in-house magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine, which will enable the hospital to provide services on a daily basis in a more easily accessible location.

Currently, MRI services are available only three half-days per week in a semi-truck parked on the south side of the hospital entrance which can be inconvenient for patients in cold and inclement weather conditions.

Cost to attend the Harvest Celebration is $50 per ticket. The Harvest Celebration’s major sponsor is McGough Construction. Sponsorship packages are still available.

For more information or tickets, contact Julie Baum, development officer at 320-256-1807 or

Learn more and purchase Harvest Celebration tickets.