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

Eye Surgeon and Ophthalmologist, Dr. Ina Drown, joins Carris Health Eye Care Team

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Author: Staff

Carris Health is pleased to welcome Eye Surgeon and Ophthalmologist, Dr. Ina Drown, to its eye care team. Dr. Drown will begin seeing patients at the Carris Health - Willmar Skylark Clinic, formally ACMC Health-Skylark Center, in August.

Dr. Drown completed her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. She then earned her Doctorate in Medicine from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, NE.

Dr. Drown completed an internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Ophthalmology at Scott & White Memorial Hospital through Texas A&M. She then finished fellowship training in Neuro-ophthalmology at Dean A. McGee Eye Institute in Oklahoma City, OK through the University of Oklahoma.

As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Drown will provide comprehensive medical treatment for eye diseases including eye infections and injuries, cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and neurological diseases affecting the eye. She performs cataract surgery, laser procedures and eyelid surgery.

Prior to joining Carris Health, Dr. Drown was an ophthalmologist at the Great River Eye Clinic for the past 18 years in Crosby and Baxter, MN. She recently relocated to the Willmar area with her husband and two sons.