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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

Design Electric's $100,000 Matching Gift to Benefit Suicide Prevention & Education

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

CentraCare Foundation’s 2019 Community Campaign, which runs through Dec. 31, is raising funds to support CentraCare’s efforts to challenge the stigma, increase awareness and educate groups about resources available to prevent suicide. Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in Minnesota and tenth nationally.

Design Electric will generously match any new gift up to $100,000 received by Dec. 31, 2019. All matching gift proceeds will be directed to Suicide Prevention and Education.

This effort is important because one in five Americans experiences mental illness. Of great concern is the fact that 60 percent of adults and 50 percent of youth with mental illness did not receive mental health services last year. CentraCare hopes to break the silence and stigma that isolates those experiencing symptoms.

Suicide risk training can help family, friends, teachers and others know what to look for and how to connect the person with professionals. CentraCare also hopes to provide additional support and resources for suicide loss survivors.

Gifts can be made online at For other giving options, call 320-240-2810.