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

Junell Peterson recipient of the 2018 ASCP Mastership Award

Published in News

Author: Staff

Junell Peterson, Carris Health – Rice Memorial Hospital Outreach Coordinator was a recipient of the 2018 American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Mastership Award. She was honored at the ASCP Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on October 5th.

Each year, ASCP recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to pathology and laboratory medicine. Through a variety of awards, we celebrate leaders across the profession for their imagination, their tenacity, and their vision.

Congratulations Junell, we are proud to have you on our team!

To learn more about ASCP please visit