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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 Joins National Effort to Expand Internet Access

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CentraCare announced today that it has joined American Connection Corps, an initiative led by Land O’Lakes, Inc., Lead for America, Heartland Forward, and 16 other national organizations. This project addresses inequities caused by lack of access to broadband Internet – especially in rural America.

Under this new program of the American Connection Project, 50 American Connection Corps Fellows – young leaders selected to focus on this work – will partner with local resources to increase digital access, improve digital equity and grow digital literacy. Their initial efforts will focus on 10 states, including Minnesota, and last for two years.

“CentraCare is proud to be a partner in this meaningful initiative,” said Ken Holmen, MD, CentraCare President and CEO. “We have seen first-hand that inequitable access to broad-band Internet results in people not getting the care they need – including telehealth, virtual visits and online appointment scheduling.”

The American Connection Corps is the largest fellowship program in the nation dedicated to addressing the digital divide. According to Holmen, “This initiative is a win for society at large, not just healthcare. Narrowing the divide helps almost every sector, from education to commercial business and more.”