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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

Long Prairie medical campus open house a huge success

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

By all accounts, the open house for the CentraCare Health – Long Prairie medical campus was a huge success. On Monday, Oct. 9 more than 900 people attended the ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the $30.8 million 65,000-square-foot medical campus. This opening is a culmination of two years of fundraising and 16 months of construction.

More than 100,000 hours of craftworker time was needed to complete the project; 300,000 cubic yards of Earth was moved to prepare the site; and the construction contains more than 20 miles of wire.

“We have been on an incredible journey over the past four years. I am so proud of our staff and grateful to our partners for the time invested in the design of this facility. It will not only suit the needs of the community today, but well into the future, said Dan Swenson, administrator. “This project, in addition to the new Meadow Place assisted living, is truly transformational for the future of Long Prairie. Our dream is now our reality.”

“This is our hospital, built for our community, impacting our future health care. CentraCare Health – Long Prairie has helped and healed families for generations and we will continue to do so for many years to come,” said Tom Sellnow, chair of our capital campaign steering committee. “A remarkable part of the opening of this facility has been the support of the greater Long Prairie community. We had a $2 million ‘Building a Healthy Community’ capital campaign goal which we surpassed in 2016. This would not have been possible without the generosity of so many people in our community. To date, 513 donors have pledged $2.55 million.”

Patients will be transferred to the new facility on Saturday, Oct. 14 and the clinic will open on Monday, Oct. 16.

See How Our Dream Became Reality!

From beginning to end, view the construction of our new medical campus! Watch the video below to see how the project progressed.