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

Physician Assistant, Julia Bates Joins Carris Health Wound Care Team

Published in Wound Care, News Tag: Julia Bates, PA-C  

Author: Staff

Physician Assistant, Julia Bates, joined the Wound Care team at Carris Health - Rice Memorial Hospital this month.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She went on for her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA. She also has subspecialty training in vascular surgery, wound care and orthopedics.

Julia has been working in Vascular Surgery and Wound Care for the past two years in Duluth. She has special interest in arterial and venous ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, and trauma induced wounds. Julia believes that Wound Care is comprehensive and takes a holistic approach with regards to management and treatment. Julia also has an interest in preventive medicine which plays a large role in recurrent and chronic wounds.

Julia is originally from Parkers Prairie, Minn. and enjoys running, hiking and spending time with her family. Her spouse is General Surgeon, Dr. Tyler Goettl. Together they are parents to three young children. She is excited to join Carris Health and the community.