Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare and Carris Health 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 helps 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

Rice Regional Dental Clinic Hygienist receives MnDHA Member of the Year Award

Published in Dental Care, News

Author: Staff

Carris Health - Dental Clinic hygienist, Renee Johnson, received the Minnesota Dental Hygienists Association (MnDHA) 2017 Member of the Year award.

Each year, MNDHA recognizes one of its members for their outstanding leadership and service to the members of this association. The recipient of MnDHA’s member of the year award, is a member who has positively impacted MnDHA’s mission, goals, and activities.

In 2016-2017, Johnson served as President of MnDHA and Alternate Delegate to ADHA House of Delegates in Florida. Her leadership included MnDHA’s supporting passage of the updated Collaborative Dental Hygiene Practice bill with 100% yes votes in the Minnesota House and Senate, creating awareness for oral health including the Oral Cancer Awareness Walk, free and reduced fee screening programs, supporting dental hygiene school programs, and more. Johnson has been a member of ADHA/MnDHA for 35 years serving in various roles.