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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

Minnesota Physician names CentraCare’s Dr. Tom Schrup a 2019 Community Caregiver

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

Minnesota Physician medical business journal has selected Tom Schrup, MD, as a 2019 Community Caregiver. Dr. Schrup received this recognition for his volunteer work providing critical wellness visits and consults to homeless youth at Pathways 4 Youth, a newly opened homeless youth resource center in St. Cloud. View the complete list of recognized providers at

Minnesota Physician, a publication of Minnesota Physician Publishing, Inc., presents this award annually to physicians and health care providers who have volunteered their medical services. Whether volunteering at home or overseas, these caregivers help people in need and come away with a revitalized sense of their work. Their compassion, commitment, and generous spirit reflect the deeply held values in Minnesota’s medical community.

Dr. Schrup began his CentraCare career in 1994 as a pediatrician and continues his pediatric practice part-time in addition to his administrative duties as CentraCare’s executive vice president, chief physician officer.

According to Ken Holmen, MD, President & CEO, CentraCare Health, “At CentraCare, the service and care we provide extends outside the four walls of our clinics and hospitals, and reaches our patients, families and communities in powerful ways. Through this volunteer outreach, Dr. Schrup exemplifies meeting patients where they are, and this supports our priority of community health and wellness. We are grateful for Dr. Schrup’s dedication and passion for being a true community caregiver.”

About the Minnesota Physician Publishing, Inc.

Established in 1986, Minnesota Physician Publishing is a respected source for industry-leading information in the fields of health care policy, medical business, and human resource management.  They publish Minnesota Physician, a monthly medical business journal; MedFax, a weekly newsletter covering the health care industry; and an annual Medical Services Directory. They also host the Minnesota Health Care Roundtable, a semiannual conference devoted to the evolution of health care policy.