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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 Birth Center Celebrates a Summer of Healthy Fun During Big Lake’s ECFE in the Park Summer Program

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

CentraCare Health – Monticello’s Birth Center has partnered with Big Lake’s ECFE in the Park program to support a healthy summer for children in the community. This free program kicks off its second year on June 13, 2018 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. at Liberty Elementary Early Childhood Playground and continues every other Wednesday throughout the summer at various parks throughout Big Lake. Each event has a different theme that promotes healthy choices for children in a fun and engaging way. Topics this year include gardening, safety, literacy, physical activity, community helpers and animal education.

“Participating in Big Lake’s ECFE in the Park program is important as it demonstrates our commitment to investing in children and families in our community,” said Hannah Whalen, RN, Birth Center Manager at CentraCare Health – Monticello. “Big Lake’s ECFE in the Park program is not only a great opportunity for families to come out and learn about taking charge of their health while exploring the variety of parks and playgrounds in the community, it is also a fun way for them meet our OB/GYN and midwife providers who participate with us at each event. In addition, CentraCare Health – Monticello’s ambulance is also on hand at every event for tours and to promote a safe summer for our youth.”

For more information on participating in this fun and educational summer program, visit