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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 Clinic receives awards for exceptional care

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

A total of 13 CentraCare Clinic sites received awards from the Minnesota Health Action Group’s Minnesota Bridges to Excellence (MNBTE) program.

MNBTE recognized 248 Minnesota and border state clinics who demonstrated a commitment to improving treatment of diabetes, vascular disease and depression, three chronic conditions that are key drivers of health care costs in the state.

This year’s recognized clinics will share $163,358 in rewards. Financial rewards for each clinic are based on the number of patients treated there who receive health care benefits from participating purchasers (the Minnesota Bridges to Excellence Champions of Change).

Since 2006, MNBTE has awarded more than $6.5 million to high-performing clinics and care systems to reward optimal care for people with diabetes, vascular disease and depression. Those rewards have helped inspire improvements to care for patients across the state. Changes have led to patients gaining access to quality information they can use to find the best care for their condition, and purchasers uniting to offer a common set of standards and a transparent reward mechanism

CentraCare Clinic sites receiving awards are as follows:

  • CentraCare Clinic – Northway: Depression Remission Achievement Award
  • CentraCare Health Paynesville – Cold Spring Clinic: Depression Remission Achievement Award
  • CentraCare Health Paynesville – Eden Valley Clinic: Depression Remission Achievement Award, Depression Remission Improvement Award
  • CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre Clinic: Depression Remission Achievement Award
  • CentraCare Clinic – Becker: Depression Remission Improvement Award
  • CentraCare Clinic – River Campus Internal Medicine: Diabetes Improvement and Depression Remission Improvement Award
  • CentraCare Clinic – St. Joseph: Depression Remission Improvement Award
  • CentraCare Family Health Center: Depression Remission Improvement Award
  • CentraCare Health – Melrose Clinic: Depression Remission Improvement Award
  • CentraCare Health Paynesville – Belgrade Clinic: Depression Remission Improvement Award
  • CentraCare Health – Paynesville Clinic: Diabetes Improvement Award
  • CentraCare Clinic – Health Plaza Endocrinology: Diabetes Improvement Award
  • CentraCare Clinic – Health Plaza Family Medicine: Depression Remission Improvement Award

About the Minnesota Health Action Group
The Minnesota Health Action Group is a coalition of public and private purchasers whose sole purpose is to represent the collective voice of those who write the checks for health care in Minnesota. Action Group members collaborate with community stakeholders to drive innovations that support high-quality health care, create engaged consumers, and ensure the economic vitality of all Minnesota communities. Based in Bloomington, Minn., the Minnesota Health Action Group was formed in 1988 as the Buyers Health Care Action Group. To learn more, visit MNHealthActionGroup.org. Follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/actiongroupmn