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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’s Birth Center Receives Minnesota Hospital Association Grant

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

CentraCare Health – Monticello’s Birth Center has been awarded a grant from the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) as part of the MHA’s Perinatal Safety Roadmap program. The program looks at organizations committed to continuous improvements in obstetric care. Funds from the grant will be used to purchase a state-of-the-art simulation doll to provide continuous obstetric education at CentraCare Health – Monticello. CentraCare Health Monticello

“Receiving this grant is an honor for us,” said Hannah Whalen, RN, Birth Center Manager at CentraCare Health – Monticello. “The simulation doll is a life-like representation of a pregnant woman and baby and is programmed by a computer. Through programming, the doll can create a variety of emergency situations that could take place for both mom and baby. Owning this simulation doll will provide us with the opportunity to continuously train for unexpected situations during labor and delivery and offer the most highly-skilled care for our patients.” 

As part of the grant, CentraCare Health – Monticello’s Birth Center will share outcomes from the simulation doll education with the MHA to improve the quality of obstetric care throughout Minnesota. By participating in the MHA’s Perinatal Safety Roadmap program, CentraCare Health – Monticello demonstrates its commitment to the health of our community.