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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 recognized for clinical excellence at UCare's "A Salute to Excellence!"

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

UCare recently held its ninth annual "A Salute to Excellence!" event to recognize 13 clinics and care systems with top results in 2017 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures. CentraCare was recognized for improving the health of UCare members enrolled in Medicare, Minnesota Senior Health Options and Special Needs BasicCare plans.

CentraCare recognized for clinical excellence at UCare's 'A Salute to Excellence!'

From Left to Right: Dr. Julia Joseph-Di Caprio, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, UCare; Hannah Wieshalla, MBA, CHFP, Manager of Quality Improvement and Network Support at CentraCare Health; George Morris, MD, Physician VP of Performance Excellence at CentraCare and Mark Traynor, President and CEO, UCare.

George Morris, MD, Physician VP of Performance Excellence and Hannah Wieshalla, Manager of Quality Improvement and Network Support at CentraCare accepted the UCare Excellence in Health Care award that honors health care providers for providing outstanding, high-quality service to UCare's Medicare and Medicaid members in Minnesota.

"We appreciate working with UCare to improve the health of our communities and patients," said Dr. Morris. "They have been our partner for many years as we care for some of our states most challenged patients. This recognition demonstrates our commitment to providing patient centered care that matters."

Mark Traynor, President and CEO, UCare, and Dr. Julia Joseph-Di Caprio, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, UCare, presented guests with the awards at A Salute to Excellence! event at the University of Minnesota's McNamara Alumni Center on October 25, 2018.

"We know how hard our provider partners work throughout the year to help UCare members enjoy the best health for their lives. This evening of celebration is so important for recognizing CentraCare's excellent work and dedication," said Traynor at the event. "We value each provider and the power of the partnerships we have forged to support UCare members across Minnesota."