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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 – Melrose and Paynesville Now Offering 3D Mammography

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

CentraCare – Melrose and Paynesville Hospitals are pleased to announce that patients now have the ability to schedule 3D mammograms. 3D mammography is the best tool for providing increased accuracy, earlier diagnosis, and reducing false reports and the need for additional scans. 3D imaging produces less shadows in the breast, which confirms healthy tissue and increases the accuracy for diagnosis. The American Cancer Society recommends an initial mammogram for women at age 40, and every year afterwards, unless there are other risk concerns.

“This is exciting,” commented Mark Dingmann, Manager, Imaging Services for Melrose and Paynesville. “We have been planning for this and are now able to offer the very latest in mammography technology to our local patients.”

Women have the flexibility to continue with traditional mammogram or to utilize 3D. CentraCare recommend that individuals confirm coverage with their insurance provider. To schedule an appointment, contact your provider through MyChart.