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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

Honor Gifts

Benefactors made gifts in honor of the following people to thank them for their generous care and/or to commemorate an important life event. Gifts were designated to St. Benedict’s Community, CentraCare Diabetes Center, CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center and more.

  • Richard Backes
  • Elaine Bauerly
  • Karen Boser
  • Meghan L. Bown
  • Arlene L. Brenno – in honor of retirement
  • Lindsey Bucey
  • Peggy L. Carlson
  • Michelle Coborn
  • Billy Dinkel
  • Jacob Dutcher
  • Christine Erickson
  • Mical L. Ewy
  • Joseph Francis
  • Catherine Gadbois
  • Benjamin Gerads
  • Health Care Workers
  • Kenneth D. Holmen
  • James Holweger
  • Beth A. Honkomp – in honor of retirement
  • Donald J. Jurgens
  • Carrie A. Kampa
  • Jerone D. Kennedy
  • Paul D. Kittelson
  • Kieran Kloss
  • Gregory R. Klugherz – in honor of retirement
  • Koehn
  • Jenna Lee
  • LFO past and future patients
  • Jeanne Meyer
  • Scott Mitchell
  • Vickie L. Nash
  • National MS Society
  • Patricia A. Nee
  • Gregory S. Parries
  • Jamie M. Pelzel
  • Henry Pramann – in honor of his birthday
  • Nicholas F. Reuter
  • Dale S. Reynolds
  • Christopher J. Rice
  • Peter C. Rierson
  • William A. Ries
  • Matthew Rothstein
  • Howard R. Rowland
  • John Saatzer
  • Dawn M. Schenk
  • Wade T. Schmidt
  • Stacy Schmitz-Jansky
  • John A. Schoenhard
  • Jane Schulzetenberg
  • Tricia Shoutz
  • John M. Teskey
  • Laurie Tritabaugh
  • Hilary I. Ufearo
  • Paul E. Van Gorp
  • Judy I. Vogtlin
  • Duan P. Westra & Luan M. Knoll – in honor of their wedding
  • Harold E. Windschitl

List as of Sept. 18, 2020.