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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

Cultural Café Film Festival: ‘Skins’

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

The feature film “Skins” will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the St. Cloud Hospital Hoppe Auditorium as part of CentraCare Health’s Cultural Café Film Festival.

This film is about two brothers, Rudy and Mogie, who live on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The people of Pine Ridge typically struggle with joblessness and alcoholism. The brothers have vastly different lifestyles. Mogie is a Vietnam veteran with a drinking problem. Rudy is a respected law enforcement officer who becomes a vigilante in his off-hours and takes it upon himself to rough up anyone whom he thinks is destroying Pine Ridge. Rudy also plots to blow up the liquor store which profits greatly from the alcoholism that has ruined lives of numerous people, including his brother.

A door prize drawing will occur immediately after the film; you must be present to win.

Cultural Café Film Festival selections are presented on the third Thursday of every month with films hand-picked for their relevance to cultural issues in our community. This film is being shown in honor of Native American Heritage month, which is celebrated in November.