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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 Digestive Center Partners with Take Steps Foundation to Walk for a Cure

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

More than 250 individuals will walk for a cure in the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Take Steps Walk presented by CentraCare Digestive Center on Sun., September 17th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at Lake George in St. Cloud.

Take Steps is a family friendly community celebration dedicated to raising critical funds and awareness of Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis – two painful, debilitating digestive diseases that affect 1 in 200 Americans, including 80,000 children nationwide. Funds raised through Take Steps will help transform the lives of those impacted by these diseases, and support critical research, education and patient support programs.

In 2016, St. Cloud Take Steps raised a record high of $26,200 for research and patient support services and has set a goal to raise $27,000 in 2017. For more information on the St. Cloud Take Steps Walk presented by CentraCare Digestive Center please visit

Thousands of people will gather this year at more than 120 walk sites in local communities across the country. For more information on how to get involved with Take Steps and to find a 2017 walk site nearest you, please visit or contact Jim Thrubis at 651.917.2437 or