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

Carris Health Recognized for Clinical Excellence at Ucare’s “a Salute to Excellence!”

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Author: Staff

UCare held its ninth annual “A Salute to Excellence!” event Thursday evening, October 25, to recognize 13 clinics and care systems with top results in 2017 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures. Carris Health was recognized for improving the health of UCare members enrolled in Special Needs BasicCare plans.

A Salute to Excellence! at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center included a reception, dinner, and awards program. In addition, leaders from Children’s Minnesota and Fairview Clinics presented innovative approaches to closing health gaps for patients facing socio-economic challenges.

Mark Traynor, President and CEO, UCare, and Dr. Julia Joseph-Di Caprio, Senior Vice President, and Chief Medical Officer, UCare, presented guests with UCare Excellence in Health Care awards for their quality results. “We know how hard our provider partners work throughout the year to help UCare members enjoy the best health for their lives. This evening of celebration is so important for recognizing Carris Health’s excellent work and dedication,” said Traynor at the event. “We value each provider and the power of the partnerships we have forged to support UCare members across Minnesota.”