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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.

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  • 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.
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Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Coborn Family Foundation makes $1-million gift to CentraCare Health Survivorship Center

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

CentraCare Health Foundation announces a $1-million gift from the Coborn Family Foundation to CentraCare Health. The Coborn Family Foundation’s gift will be used to establish a survivorship center at CentraCare Health Plaza, adjacent to the current Coborn Cancer Center. cancer survivorship building design

“Every guest who comes into our stores has been touched by cancer in some way. With the growing demand for more comprehensive survivorship care, we believe it is fitting to help establish this center to help strengthen the overall care of our community,” says Coborn’s President, Chairman and CEO Chris Coborn. “We are proud of the level of care that CentraCare Health provides and the vital role it plays every day in caring for those touched by cancer. Our family recently has experienced this remarkable care firsthand, and we are grateful for the medical expertise and support that we have received. We are thankful for the community’s support of the Coborn’s company over the years, and we appreciate this opportunity to give back.”

Wellness and integrative therapies including yoga, mindfulness, acupuncture, massage, Healing Touch and other therapeutic options will be just a few of the service offerings provided within the new building.

Ken Holmen, MD, CentraCare Health President & CEO says, “With a grateful heart, we say THANK YOU to the Coborn Family Foundation for this significant gift to support our new Survivorship Center. This program assists cancer patients, and their families, as they live their life to the fullest during and after their diagnosis and treatment. CentraCare Health, and the community, is most appreciative of the legacy and commitment of the Coborn Family Foundation, Coborn’s, Inc. and their employees to CentraCare Health.”

About the Coborn Family Foundation

The Coborn Family Foundation was established jointly by Coborn’s, Inc. and members of the Coborn family in 2015. The Coborn’s family roots stem from their first grocery store in Sauk Rapids, Minn., which opened in 1921. Over the decades, the family has grown the company into a grocery retailer with approximately 8,000 employees and 54 stores across the Midwest.

About Coborn Cancer Center

Coborn Cancer Center at CentraCare Health Plaza provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care and an extensive range of treatment options to support cancer patients and their families. The American College of Surgeons has designated the Coborn Cancer Center as a certified comprehensive community cancer program. The Coborn Cancer Center’s philosophy of care is holistic combining high-tech services with a strong patient-family care model. For more information or a referral, call 320-229-4907 or visit For information about funds that support Coborn Cancer Center through the CentraCare Health Foundation, call 320-240-2810.