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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 State-of-the-Art Ambulance Provides Increased Safety and Enhanced Care for Patients

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

CentraCare Health – Monticello’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) recently introduced a new ambulance to its fleet to provide increased safety and enhanced care for patients receiving emergency care. The ambulance’s state-of-the-art technology and modern design features include:

  • A designated work station area in the ambulance which allows the crews to remain seated and secured with a six-point safety restraint system while providing patient care when the ambulance is in motion
  • Patient cot offers enhanced safety and comfort features to improve patient experience and accommodate patients of all sizes
  • Enhanced stretcher mounting system to ensure patients are more secure during transport.
  • Increased cab size to enhance the safety and comfort of the ambulance ride
  • LED emergency warning lights are highly visible allowing the ambulance to more easily navigate through traffic with greater safety
  • Floor to ceiling catch-netting in attendant area to ensure crew and patient safety during the ambulance ride
  • Sound proof enhancements to decrease noise for patients

“We are proud to be one of the first ambulance services in Minnesota to introduce this state-of-the art vehicle to increase safety for our patients and EMS crews,” said Gordon Vosberg, Director of Emergency Medical Services at CentraCare Health - Monticello. “Our goal is to provide exceptional care, safety and comfort to the patients we have the privilege to care for and serve every day. Today, many ambulance services across the state are working to adopt increased patient safety features. By introducing this new ambulance to our service area, CentraCare demonstrates its commitment to delivering care that is focused on quality, new technology and continuous training to deliver exceptional patient care.”