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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

Blair joins CentraCare as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

Mike Blair will join CentraCare Health as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective September 30, 2019.

Blair is currently chief financial officer for University of Missouri Health Care. He previously served as vice president of finance for University of Minnesota Health – Fairview Health and senior director of Finance and Accounting at Children’s Minnesota. Mike has also held finance positions at HealthFitness, Lifetouch, Pillsbury, Jostens and Selectcare.

“Mike’s depth and breadth of finance experience in health care and for-profit organizations, combined with his knowledge of Minnesota health care, make him an excellent addition to our executive team,” said Ken Holmen, MD, president and CEO of CentraCare.

Blair received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Cloud State University and his MBA in finance from the University of Minnesota. He is also a certified public accountant and certified management accountant.

Blair is pleased to be returning home. “I was born and raised in Minnesota, attended college and graduate school here, and spent the majority of my career here as well,” Blair said. “It’s exciting for me to return to Minnesota to join one of the state’s highest quality health care organizations.”