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

About the Willmar Area

Willmar is a family-oriented city of about 20,000 nestled in the heart of Minnesota’s lake country. In fact, there are over 35 lakes within a 30-mile radius of Willmar, including 15 of Minnesota’s best fishing waters. In addition, the area boasts an abundance of hunting land, trails, parks, golf courses and recreational facilities.

In Willmar education is a priority, and our city’s $18 million-dollar high school offers all the sports and extracurricular activities of a large conference school. We also have a private, Christian k-12 school and one of the state’s premiere university-affiliated community and technical colleges.

As the cultural center of Kandiyohi County, Willmar is home to the Willmar Area Arts Council, the Barn Theater and the Kandiyohi County Historical Museum. There is a local YMCA, a 4,000-seat civic center and indoor ice arena, a municipal airport and local shopping.

Willmar Community & School Links

If you are interested in making a transition to a new practice and new community, contact our physician and advanced practice provider recruiter:

Shana Zahrbock
Recruitment Manager