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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 – Monticello Campus Recognized for Breastfeeding Support

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

CentraCare Health – Monticello Medical Group and Stellis Health – Monticello Clinic have been recognized by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition as Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces. The awards recognize the clinics’ commitments to adopting and informing staff about breastfeeding policies; providing private, exclusive places for staff, visitors and patients to pump breast milk and ensuring adequate breastfeeding breaks for moms working at the hospital or clinics.

By receiving this recognition, CentraCare Health – Monticello Medical Group and Stellis Health - Monticello Clinic join CentraCare Health – Monticello in demonstrating a commitment to supporting a breastfeeding friendly campus.

"Our providers and staff have worked hard to ensure that moms have a comforting place to nurse their babies while visiting, working or staying on the CentraCare Health – Monticello campus," said Tim Olson, MD, OB/GYN at Stellis Health and Medical Director at CentraCare Health – Monticello’s Birth Center. "We are committed to making it easy for moms to breastfeed on our campus. This recognition demonstrates our dedication to enhancing care for our community through amenities and services that support healthy lifestyle choices.”

“Moms in our community can be reassured knowing that we are partners in their decision to breastfeed their babies,” said Kristy Peterfeso, CNP, at CentraCare Health – Monticello Medical Group. “We are proud to receive this recognition as we strive to support the health needs of our growing community.”