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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

Benefactor Recognition

CentraCare Foundation Board of Directors presented LaGratitude 2019 on Oct. 3, 2019.

This event recognizes and thanks philanthropic leaders for their generous support of the Central Minnesota community.

The class of 2019 award recipients included:

Al & Yvonne Kremers

2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

Al & Yvonne KremersThis award recognizes benefactors for their years of giving, service to CentraCare, community engagement and history of generosity.

Fr. Ken Thielman

2019 Service to the Foundation Award

Fr. Ken ThielmanThis award recognizes benefactors for their work, commitment and generosity as philanthropists as well as their immeasurable service to CentraCare.

Jamie Pelzel, MD

2019 Caduceus Award

•	Jamie Pelzel, MDThis award recognizes the outstanding work of Central Minnesota physicians who exhibit humanitarian medical efforts locally or around the world. Learn more about the Caduceus Society.