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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 – Monticello Nurses Recognized for Excellence in Care

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

Nurses at CentraCare Health – Monticello are being honored with The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of The DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the excellent care nurses provide every day.

Patients, families, and visitors can nominate their nurse for The DAISY Award by completing a form found throughout the facility at CentraCare Health – Monticello or by asking staff how to make a nomination. Throughout the year, the hospital’s DAISY Committee will review the submissions and celebrate those nominated with a DAISY Nominee pin. Annually, during National Nurse’s Week in May, a presentation and recognition will be given to the selected DAISY Award recipient. This presentation will take place in front of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients, and visitors, honoring them with a certificate commending her or him for being an "Extraordinary Nurse."

“We are proud to be among the hospitals participating in The DAISY Award program,” said Lynn Christian, BSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer at CentraCare Health – Monticello. “Nurses are heroes every day. It’s important that our nurses know their work is highly valued, and The DAISY Foundation provides a way for us to do that.”

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, Calif., and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

"When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night,” said Bonnie Barnes, President and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation. “Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do. The kind of work the nurses at CentraCare Health - Monticello are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”