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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 expands Weight Management Program to include Sauk Centre

Published in Weight Management, Media Releases Author: CentraCare

CentraCare Weight Management is expanding its outreach services to include Sauk Centre and the surrounding communities.

Effective June 5, patients will be able to receive weight management services at the CentraCare Health — Sauk Centre. With a track record of helping more than 2,600 people, CentraCare Weight Management includes a broad medical team including a physician, advanced practice providers, dietitians and health coaches. This team offers personalized services and weight loss plans tailored to each patient.

Interested persons can find out more about the program at the Ladies Night Out event on May 16 which runs from 4-8:30 at the Sauk Centre Civic Arena.

“We are pleased to be able to expand our services to the Sauk Centre area. Our team looks forward to assisting patients on their weight loss journeys,” said Shawn Day, DO, medical director and one of only 78 board-certified obesity medicine physicians in the state of Minnesota.

CentraCare Weight Management, based at the CentraCare River Campus Clinic in St. Cloud, includes other outreach sites in Monticello, Paynesville and Lifestyle Health in St. Cloud.

For more information about CentraCare Weight Management, visit, call 320-240-2828 or email