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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 receives Minnesota Department of Health designation as stroke ready hospital

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

CentraCare Health – Monticello has been recognized by the Minnesota Department of Health for its preparedness to evaluate, stabilize and provide emergency treatment to patients with acute stroke symptoms.

In 2013, the Minnesota Legislature authorized the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to designate hospitals in Minnesota as “stroke hospitals.” The designation recognizes a hospital’s commitment to stroke care through staff education, 24-hour a day CT scanner availability and the ability to connect stroke patients to an interventional neurologist.

“We are proud to receive this designation from the Minnesota Department of Health,” said Steve Schrupp, RN, Emergency Services Manager at CentraCare Health – Monticello. “Due to a national commitment to improve stroke care, stroke has dropped from being the third leading cause of death in the United States to the fourth cause. The Minnesota Department of Health’s stroke initiative for hospitals is one example of how we are working together to improve outcomes for our stroke patients. Our staff, including physicians, nurses and our emergency medical services team, are committed to implementing new technology and participating in continuous education to provide the best stroke care, close to home.”

Learn more about CentraCare Health's emergency services.