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 Welcomes General Surgeon, Wen-Yu Vicky Haines, MD

Published in News

Author: Staff

General Surgeon, Dr. Wen-Yu Vicky Haines, will join the Carris Health team based out of the Willmar Clinic effective April 1, 2020.

Dr. Haines earned her BS in Mathematics from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, then went on for her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota Duluth. She completed her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School and her residency in General Surgery with Iowa Methodist Medical Center and the University of North Dakota.

Prior to becoming a surgeon, Dr. Haines was a teacher and a school guidance counselor. She has lived in several countries and is fluid in English, Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese. She comes to Willmar from her most recent position as a general surgeon in Winona, Minnesota.

She joins our team of experienced surgeons who provide a wide range of surgical services including minimally invasive and complex procedures.

We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Haines and the surgical services she will provide to our communities.