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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 Pediatrician receives Distinguished Service Award from MN-AAP

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

CentraCare Clinic Pediatrician Marilyn Peitso, MD, FAAP, was honored with the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MN-AAP). Pediatrics Dr. Peitso with patient

This annual award recognizes pediatricians who have dedicated their lives to improving care for children throughout Minnesota.

Dr. Peitso has been a pediatrician for more than 30 years. She joined CentraCare Clinic in 1991 and is a past-president of the MN-AAP, and currently serves on the Minnesota Medical Association Board of Trustees and MMA Foundation Board. For the past decade, Dr. Peitso has been involved in quality improvement efforts for primary care, pioneering the development of Medical Homes for children with special health care needs at the local, state, and national levels. She has worked for continuous quality improvement for primary care clinics, collaborating with state agencies, payers, and community advocacy groups.