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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’s Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit Receives Joint Commission Accreditation

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

CentraCare Health – Monticello’s Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit received deemed status accreditation from the Joint Commission during a recent survey. Health care organizations that achieve accreditation through the Joint Commission are determined to meet or exceed a variety of state quality standards. It the gold seal of best practices for patient care, quality and safety.

The Joint Commission is a non-profit group that provides national accreditation and certification to more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs throughout the United States. Their mission is to continuously improve health care by evaluating organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe, effective, high-quality care. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting specific performance standards.

“We are proud to receive this accreditation from the Joint Commission,” said Chris Walker, MSN, RN, MHA, Director – Inpatient Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric Behavioral Health Units at CentraCare Health. “CentraCare Health – Monticello’s Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit. “The Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit was developed to provide care for the whole person by treating behavioral disorders and providing support for the physical and emotional effects of these conditions in a safe environment. Receiving this recognition demonstrates our dedication to ensuring our patients receive the highest quality care to provide optimal outcomes for improved well-being.”