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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 – Long Prairie breaks ground for new medical campus

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

Long Prairie hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking event on May 9, 2016, which marked the official start of an innovative model of health care that will soon be delivered in Central Minnesota. CentraCare Health – Long Prairie has started construction of a new medical campus, replacing the existing 60 year old facility, scheduled to open in 2017.  CentraCare Health Long Prairie Ground Breaking

The new model of health care will better serve the nearly 24,000 regional residents with a focus on outpatient care rather than inpatient stays, better access to additional specialists and privacy that meets today’s standards.

The new state-of-the-art facility will include:

  • 65,000-square-foot clinic and hospital facility
  • 26 clinic exam rooms
  • 3 clinic procedure rooms
  • 12 private patient rooms for inpatient and outpatient services
  • 2 labor, delivery, and recovery suites
  • 2 operating suites
  • Distinct and inviting clinic and emergency entrances
  • Decentralized nursing stations to enhance efficiency and improve patient monitoring

This project is a reality thanks to the over 500 generous donors who contributed over $2,537,000 to the Building a Healthy Community capital campaign in support of the new medical campus building project. Fundraising efforts will continue throughout the construction process to support additional opportunities within the campus.

For information about giving opportunities, contact Nicole Bjerke, CentraCare Health Foundation – Long Prairie development officer, at or 320-732-7337.