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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

Top Stories of 2020

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

The year 2020 was filled with many new challenges. And while we were all learning the "new normal," we had many great patient stories and blog posts from our providers to help us along the way.

Here are our top stories of 2020.

The 5 Keys to the Magic of Sexual Desire for Women, by Joni Steffens, APRN, CSC

What to Know About Wearing Masks in Public, by Ulrika Wigert, MD

Skip the Maskne -- Not the Mask, by Christina Anderson, MD

A Mother's Day Unlike Any Other

100 calorie snacks, by Hannah Osterndorf, RD, LD

Wash Your Hands. Really! 

Making Your Own Face Mask

Dos and Don’ts of Mask Wearing, by Rebecca Stepan, MD

Intermittent Fasting Q&A, by Penny Leen, APRN, CNP

Coming Home Again